France Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • France unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.43%, a 0.63% decline from 2018.
  • France unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.06%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
  • France unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.40%, a 0.66% decline from 2016.
  • France unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.06%, a 0.3% 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%
France Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 8.43% -0.63%
2018 9.06% -0.34%
2017 9.40% -0.66%
2016 10.06% -0.30%
2015 10.36% 0.07%
2014 10.29% 0.37%
2013 9.92% 0.52%
2012 9.40% 0.59%
2011 8.81% -0.06%
2010 8.87% 0.14%
2009 8.74% 1.67%
2008 7.06% -0.59%
2007 7.66% -0.79%
2006 8.45% -0.04%
2005 8.49% -0.42%
2004 8.91% 0.61%
2003 8.31% -0.40%
2002 8.70% 0.09%
2001 8.61% -1.61%
2000 10.22% -1.76%
1999 11.98% -0.09%
1998 12.08% -0.49%
1997 12.57% 0.20%
1996 12.37% 0.53%
1995 11.84% -0.76%
1994 12.59% 1.27%
1993 11.32% 1.12%
1992 10.21% 1.07%
1991 9.13% 1.07%