Italy Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.31%, a 0.64% decline from 2019.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.95%, a 0.66% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Italy Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 9.31% -0.64%
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% 1.49%
2012 10.66% 2.30%
2011 8.36% 0.00%
2010 8.36% 0.61%
2009 7.75% 1.03%
2008 6.72% 0.64%
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% -1.24%
2000 10.84% -0.85%
1999 11.69% -0.43%
1998 12.12% 0.12%
1997 12.00% 0.13%
1996 11.87% 0.20%
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%