Italy Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.83%, a 0.67% increase from 2020.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.16%, a 0.79% decline from 2019.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.95%, a 0.66% decline from 2018.
  • Italy unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.61%, a 0.6% 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%
Italy Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 9.83% 0.67%
2020 9.16% -0.79%
2019 9.95% -0.66%
2018 10.61% -0.60%
2017 11.21% -0.48%
2016 11.69% -0.21%
2015 11.90% -0.78%
2014 12.68% 0.53%
2013 12.15% 1.50%
2012 10.65% 2.29%
2011 8.36% 0.00%
2010 8.36% 0.61%
2009 7.75% 1.03%
2008 6.72% 0.64%
2007 6.08% -0.70%
2006 6.78% -0.95%
2005 7.73% -0.14%
2004 7.87% -1.00%
2003 8.87% -0.34%
2002 9.21% -0.39%
2001 9.60% -1.24%
2000 10.84% -0.85%
1999 11.69% -0.43%
1998 12.12% 0.12%
1997 12.00% 0.13%
1996 11.87% 0.20%
1995 11.67% 0.58%
1994 11.09% 0.85%
1993 10.24% 0.91%
1992 9.33% -0.77%
1991 10.10% -0.77%