European Union Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.04%, a 0% increase from 2020.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.05%, a 0.35% increase from 2019.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.69%, a 0.57% decline from 2018.
  • European Union unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.27%, a 0.87% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 9.96%
Euro Area 7.76%
Sub-Saharan Africa 7.66%
European Union 7.04%
OECD members 6.33%
World 6.18%
South Asia 5.79%
North America 5.70%
East Asia & Pacific 4.20%
European Union Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 7.04% 0.00%
2020 7.05% 0.35%
2019 6.69% -0.57%
2018 7.27% -0.87%
2017 8.14% -0.98%
2016 9.12% -0.91%
2015 10.03% -0.82%
2014 10.85% -0.48%
2013 11.33% 0.52%
2012 10.81% 0.97%
2011 9.84% 0.04%
2010 9.80% 0.67%
2009 9.13% 1.92%
2008 7.20% -0.24%
2007 7.45% -1.17%
2006 8.62% -0.94%
2005 9.56% -0.31%
2004 9.87% 0.24%
2003 9.63% 0.10%
2002 9.54% 0.35%
2001 9.19% -0.64%
2000 9.83% -0.35%
1999 10.18% -0.26%
1998 10.44% -0.43%
1997 10.87% -0.22%
1996 11.10% 0.03%
1995 11.06% -0.44%
1994 11.50% 0.68%
1993 10.82% 1.59%
1992 9.23% 0.72%
1991 8.50% 0.72%