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 2019 was 6.60%, a 0.77% 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.
  • Finland unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.82%, a 0.56% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Finland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.60% -0.77%
2018 7.36% -1.28%
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%