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 2018 was 19.21%, a 2.28% 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.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2015 was 24.90%, a 1.59% decline 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%
Greece Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 19.21% -2.28%
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%