Denmark Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.80%, a 0.84% decline from 2020.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.64%, a 0.62% increase from 2019.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.02%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.13%, a 0.7% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Denmark Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.80% -0.84%
2020 5.64% 0.62%
2019 5.02% -0.11%
2018 5.13% -0.70%
2017 5.83% -0.16%
2016 5.99% -0.29%
2015 6.28% -0.65%
2014 6.93% -0.45%
2013 7.38% -0.42%
2012 7.80% 0.03%
2011 7.77% 0.02%
2010 7.75% 1.34%
2009 6.41% 2.73%
2008 3.68% -0.12%
2007 3.80% -0.10%
2006 3.90% -0.93%
2005 4.83% -0.37%
2004 5.20% -0.20%
2003 5.40% 1.13%
2002 4.27% 0.11%
2001 4.16% -0.32%
2000 4.48% -0.66%
1999 5.14% 0.10%
1998 5.04% -0.36%
1997 5.40% -1.44%
1996 6.84% -0.15%
1995 6.99% -1.05%
1994 8.04% -2.68%
1993 10.72% 1.69%
1992 9.03% -0.07%
1991 9.10% -0.07%