Spain Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2022 was 13.01%, a 1.77% decline from 2021.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.78%, a 0.75% decline from 2020.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.53%, a 1.43% increase from 2019.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.10%, a 1.15% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Spain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 13.01% -1.77%
2021 14.78% -0.75%
2020 15.53% 1.43%
2019 14.10% -1.15%
2018 15.25% -1.97%
2017 17.22% -2.42%
2016 19.64% -2.42%
2015 22.06% -2.38%
2014 24.44% -1.65%
2013 26.09% 1.30%
2012 24.79% 3.40%
2011 21.39% 1.53%
2010 19.86% 2.00%
2009 17.86% 6.61%
2008 11.25% 3.02%
2007 8.23% -0.22%
2006 8.45% -0.70%
2005 9.15% -1.94%
2004 11.09% -0.19%
2003 11.28% 0.13%
2002 11.15% 0.80%
2001 10.35% -3.44%
2000 13.79% -1.69%
1999 15.48% -3.19%
1998 18.67% -2.03%
1997 20.70% -1.44%
1996 22.14% -0.54%
1995 22.68% -1.53%
1994 24.21% 2.05%
1993 22.16% 4.46%
1992 17.70% 1.77%
1991 15.93% 1.77%