Finland Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.83%, a 1.13% increase from 2019.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.70%, a 0.66% decline from 2018.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.36%, a 1.28% decline from 2017.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.64%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Kuwait 6.79%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Finland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.83% 1.13%
2019 6.70% -0.66%
2018 7.36% -1.28%
2017 8.64% -0.18%
2016 8.82% -0.56%
2015 9.38% 0.72%
2014 8.66% 0.47%
2013 8.19% 0.50%
2012 7.69% -0.09%
2011 7.78% -0.61%
2010 8.39% 0.14%
2009 8.25% 1.88%
2008 6.37% -0.48%
2007 6.85% -0.87%
2006 7.72% -0.66%
2005 8.38% -1.98%
2004 10.36% -0.11%
2003 10.47% 0.05%
2002 10.42% 0.13%
2001 10.29% -0.84%
2000 11.13% -0.56%
1999 11.69% -1.52%
1998 13.21% -1.76%
1997 14.97% -0.60%
1996 15.57% -1.44%
1995 17.01% 0.58%
1994 16.43% 0.23%
1993 16.20% 4.60%
1992 11.60% 5.10%
1991 6.50% 5.10%