Greece Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2020 was 16.85%, a 0.46% decline from 2019.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2019 was 17.31%, a 1.98% decline from 2018.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.29%, a 2.2% decline from 2017.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.49%, a 2.05% 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%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 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%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Greece Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 16.85% -0.46%
2019 17.31% -1.98%
2018 19.29% -2.20%
2017 21.49% -2.05%
2016 23.54% -1.36%
2015 24.90% -1.59%
2014 26.49% -0.98%
2013 27.47% 3.03%
2012 24.44% 6.57%
2011 17.87% 5.16%
2010 12.71% 3.09%
2009 9.62% 1.86%
2008 7.76% -0.64%
2007 8.40% -0.61%
2006 9.01% -0.98%
2005 9.99% -0.32%
2004 10.31% 0.90%
2003 9.41% -0.57%
2002 9.98% -0.48%
2001 10.46% -0.79%
2000 11.25% -0.60%
1999 11.85% 1.01%
1998 10.84% 1.26%
1997 9.58% -0.08%
1996 9.66% 0.60%
1995 9.06% 0.20%
1994 8.86% 0.25%
1993 8.61% 0.77%
1992 7.84% 0.18%
1991 7.66% 0.18%