Greece Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2019 was 17.24%, a 2.05% 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.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2016 was 23.54%, a 1.36% 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%
Greece Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 17.24% -2.05%
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% 5.15%
2010 12.71% 3.10%
2009 9.62% 1.86%
2008 7.76% -0.64%
2007 8.40% -0.61%
2006 9.01% -0.99%
2005 9.99% -0.32%
2004 10.31% 0.90%
2003 9.41% -0.56%
2002 9.98% -0.48%
2001 10.46% -0.79%
2000 11.25% -0.61%
1999 11.85% 1.01%
1998 10.84% 1.26%
1997 9.58% -0.08%
1996 9.66% 0.59%
1995 9.06% 0.20%
1994 8.86% 0.25%
1993 8.61% 0.77%
1992 7.84% 0.19%
1991 7.66% 0.19%