Finland Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.76%, a 0.89% decline from 2017.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.64%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.82%, a 0.56% decline from 2015.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2015 was 9.38%, a 0.71% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Finland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 7.76% -0.89%
2017 8.64% -0.18%
2016 8.82% -0.56%
2015 9.38% 0.71%
2014 8.66% 0.47%
2013 8.19% 0.50%
2012 7.69% -0.09%
2011 7.78% -0.61%
2010 8.39% 0.15%
2009 8.25% 1.88%
2008 6.37% -0.49%
2007 6.85% -0.87%
2006 7.72% -0.67%
2005 8.38% -1.97%
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% -1.75%
1997 14.97% -0.60%
1996 15.57% -1.43%
1995 17.01% 0.58%
1994 16.43% 0.22%
1993 16.20% 4.61%
1992 11.60% 5.09%
1991 6.50% 5.09%