France Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • France unemployment rate for 2021 was 8.06%, a 0.05% increase 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.
  • France unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.02%, a 0.39% 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%
France Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 8.06% 0.05%
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% 0.53%
1995 11.84% -0.75%
1994 12.59% 1.27%
1993 11.32% 1.11%
1992 10.21% 1.08%
1991 9.13% 1.08%