Greece Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.80%, a 1.51% decline from 2020.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2020 was 16.30%, a 1.01% decline from 2019.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2019 was 17.31%, a 1.98% decline from 2018.
  • Greece unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.29%, a 2.2% 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%
Greece Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 14.80% -1.51%
2020 16.30% -1.01%
2019 17.31% -1.98%
2018 19.29% -2.20%
2017 21.49% -2.05%
2016 23.54% -1.36%
2015 24.90% -1.59%
2014 26.49% -0.98%
2013 27.47% 3.03%
2012 24.44% 6.58%
2011 17.86% 5.15%
2010 12.71% 3.09%
2009 9.62% 1.86%
2008 7.76% -0.64%
2007 8.40% -0.61%
2006 9.01% -0.98%
2005 9.99% -0.32%
2004 10.31% 0.90%
2003 9.41% -0.56%
2002 9.97% -0.49%
2001 10.46% -0.79%
2000 11.25% -0.60%
1999 11.85% 1.01%
1998 10.84% 1.26%
1997 9.58% -0.08%
1996 9.66% 0.60%
1995 9.06% 0.20%
1994 8.86% 0.25%
1993 8.61% 0.77%
1992 7.84% 0.18%
1991 7.66% 0.18%