Italy Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2022 was 8.09%, a 1.41% decline from 2021.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.50%, a 0.34% increase from 2020.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.16%, a 0.79% decline from 2019.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.95%, a 0.66% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Italy Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 8.09% -1.41%
2021 9.50% 0.34%
2020 9.16% -0.79%
2019 9.95% -0.66%
2018 10.61% -0.60%
2017 11.21% -0.48%
2016 11.69% -0.21%
2015 11.90% -0.78%
2014 12.68% 0.53%
2013 12.15% 1.50%
2012 10.65% 2.29%
2011 8.36% 0.00%
2010 8.36% 0.61%
2009 7.75% 1.03%
2008 6.72% 0.64%
2007 6.08% -0.70%
2006 6.78% -0.95%
2005 7.73% -0.14%
2004 7.87% -1.00%
2003 8.87% -0.34%
2002 9.21% -0.39%
2001 9.60% -1.23%
2000 10.83% -0.85%
1999 11.68% -0.44%
1998 12.12% 0.14%
1997 11.98% 0.12%
1996 11.86% 0.20%
1995 11.66% 0.57%
1994 11.09% 0.88%
1993 10.21% 0.89%
1992 9.32% -0.78%
1991 10.10% -0.78%