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 2018 was 10.21%, a 1.01% 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.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2015 was 11.90%, a 0.79% 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%
Italy Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 10.21% -1.01%
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%