OECD members Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.38%, a 1.99% increase from 2019.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.39%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.46%, a 0.44% decline from 2017.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.90%, a 0.53% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 10.28%
North America 8.44%
Euro Area 8.20%
OECD members 7.38%
European Union 7.37%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.63%
South Asia 6.63%
World 6.47%
East Asia & Pacific 4.34%
OECD members Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.38% 1.99%
2019 5.39% -0.06%
2018 5.46% -0.44%
2017 5.90% -0.53%
2016 6.42% -0.41%
2015 6.84% -0.58%
2014 7.41% -0.52%
2013 7.93% -0.09%
2012 8.02% -0.02%
2011 8.04% -0.39%
2010 8.43% 0.15%
2009 8.28% 2.15%
2008 6.13% 0.32%
2007 5.81% -0.45%
2006 6.26% -0.56%
2005 6.83% -0.36%
2004 7.19% -0.11%
2003 7.30% 0.12%
2002 7.18% 0.55%
2001 6.63% -0.15%
2000 6.78% -0.39%
1999 7.17% -0.04%
1998 7.21% -0.04%
1997 7.25% -0.30%
1996 7.55% -0.05%
1995 7.60% -0.23%
1994 7.83% 0.08%
1993 7.74% 0.47%
1992 7.28% 0.47%
1991 6.80% 0.47%