France Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • France unemployment rate for 2022 was 7.45%, a 0.42% decline from 2021.
  • France unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.86%, a 0.15% decline from 2020.
  • France unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.01%, a 0.4% decline from 2019.
  • France unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.41%, a 0.61% 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%
France Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 7.45% -0.42%
2021 7.86% -0.15%
2020 8.01% -0.40%
2019 8.41% -0.61%
2018 9.02% -0.39%
2017 9.41% -0.64%
2016 10.05% -0.30%
2015 10.35% 0.06%
2014 10.29% 0.37%
2013 9.92% 0.52%
2012 9.40% 0.59%
2011 8.81% -0.06%
2010 8.87% 0.13%
2009 8.74% 1.68%
2008 7.06% -0.60%
2007 7.66% -0.79%
2006 8.45% -0.04%
2005 8.49% -0.42%
2004 8.91% 0.60%
2003 8.31% -0.39%
2002 8.70% 0.09%
2001 8.61% -1.61%
2000 10.22% -1.76%
1999 11.98% -0.09%
1998 12.07% -0.50%
1997 12.57% 0.20%
1996 12.37% 0.54%
1995 11.83% -0.76%
1994 12.59% 1.27%
1993 11.32% 1.12%
1992 10.20% 1.07%
1991 9.13% 1.07%