OECD members Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.36%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.44%, a 0.44% decline from 2017.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.89%, a 0.53% decline from 2016.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.42%, a 0.41% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 8.07%
Euro Area 7.50%
European Union 6.67%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.19%
World 5.40%
OECD members 5.36%
South Asia 5.11%
North America 3.89%
East Asia & Pacific 3.83%
OECD members Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.36% -0.09%
2018 5.44% -0.44%
2017 5.89% -0.53%
2016 6.42% -0.41%
2015 6.83% -0.58%
2014 7.41% -0.52%
2013 7.93% -0.08%
2012 8.01% -0.02%
2011 8.03% -0.40%
2010 8.43% 0.15%
2009 8.28% 2.14%
2008 6.14% 0.32%
2007 5.81% -0.45%
2006 6.27% -0.56%
2005 6.83% -0.36%
2004 7.19% -0.11%
2003 7.30% 0.12%
2002 7.18% 0.56%
2001 6.62% -0.15%
2000 6.78% -0.39%
1999 7.17% -0.04%
1998 7.21% -0.04%
1997 7.24% -0.29%
1996 7.53% -0.05%
1995 7.58% -0.23%
1994 7.81% 0.08%
1993 7.73% 0.47%
1992 7.26% 0.53%
1991 6.73% 0.53%