OECD members Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.33%, a 0.77% decline from 2020.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.10%, a 1.7% increase from 2019.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.40%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • OECD members unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.46%, a 0.44% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 9.96%
Euro Area 7.76%
Sub-Saharan Africa 7.66%
European Union 7.04%
OECD members 6.33%
World 6.18%
South Asia 5.79%
North America 5.70%
East Asia & Pacific 4.20%
OECD members Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 6.33% -0.77%
2020 7.10% 1.70%
2019 5.40% -0.07%
2018 5.46% -0.44%
2017 5.90% -0.53%
2016 6.43% -0.42%
2015 6.85% -0.56%
2014 7.41% -0.52%
2013 7.92% -0.09%
2012 8.01% -0.02%
2011 8.03% -0.39%
2010 8.42% 0.17%
2009 8.25% 2.15%
2008 6.10% 0.33%
2007 5.77% -0.49%
2006 6.26% -0.54%
2005 6.80% -0.34%
2004 7.14% -0.11%
2003 7.25% 0.12%
2002 7.13% 0.50%
2001 6.62% -0.15%
2000 6.78% -0.40%
1999 7.18% -0.04%
1998 7.22% -0.04%
1997 7.25% -0.30%
1996 7.55% -0.05%
1995 7.61% -0.23%
1994 7.83% 0.08%
1993 7.75% 0.48%
1992 7.27% 0.52%
1991 6.76% 0.52%