European Union Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.67%, a 0.6% decline from 2018.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.27%, a 0.87% decline from 2017.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.14%, a 0.99% decline from 2016.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.12%, a 0.9% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 8.07%
Euro Area 7.50%
European Union 6.67%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.19%
World 5.40%
OECD members 5.36%
South Asia 5.11%
North America 3.89%
East Asia & Pacific 3.83%
European Union Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.67% -0.60%
2018 7.27% -0.87%
2017 8.14% -0.99%
2016 9.12% -0.90%
2015 10.02% -0.82%
2014 10.84% -0.48%
2013 11.32% 0.52%
2012 10.80% 0.97%
2011 9.84% 0.04%
2010 9.80% 0.68%
2009 9.12% 1.92%
2008 7.20% -0.25%
2007 7.45% -1.18%
2006 8.63% -0.94%
2005 9.57% -0.31%
2004 9.88% 0.24%
2003 9.65% 0.11%
2002 9.54% 0.35%
2001 9.20% -0.63%
2000 9.82% -0.36%
1999 10.18% -0.27%
1998 10.45% -0.42%
1997 10.87% -0.21%
1996 11.08% 0.01%
1995 11.07% -0.41%
1994 11.48% 0.75%
1993 10.73% 1.55%
1992 9.17% 0.68%
1991 8.50% 0.68%