Spain Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.73%, a 0.8% 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.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.25%, a 1.97% 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%
Spain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 14.73% -0.80%
2020 15.53% 1.43%
2019 14.10% -1.15%
2018 15.25% -1.97%
2017 17.22% -2.41%
2016 19.63% -2.43%
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% -0.53%
1995 22.67% -1.54%
1994 24.21% 2.05%
1993 22.16% 4.46%
1992 17.70% 1.77%
1991 15.93% 1.77%