Italy Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.89%, a 0.72% decline from 2018.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.61%, a 0.6% decline from 2017.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.21%, a 0.48% decline from 2016.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.69%, a 0.21% 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%
Italy Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 9.89% -0.72%
2018 10.61% -0.60%
2017 11.21% -0.48%
2016 11.69% -0.21%
2015 11.90% -0.79%
2014 12.68% 0.53%
2013 12.15% 1.49%
2012 10.66% 2.30%
2011 8.36% 0.00%
2010 8.36% 0.61%
2009 7.75% 1.03%
2008 6.72% 0.65%
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% -1.25%
2000 10.84% -0.85%
1999 11.69% -0.43%
1998 12.12% 0.12%
1997 12.00% 0.13%
1996 11.87% 0.21%
1995 11.67% 0.58%
1994 11.09% 0.85%
1993 10.24% 0.91%
1992 9.33% -0.77%
1991 10.10% -0.77%