Japan Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Japan unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.80%, a 0% increase from 2020.
  • Japan unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.80%, a 0.4% increase from 2019.
  • Japan unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.40%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Japan unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.40%, a 0.4% 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%
Japan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 2.80% 0.00%
2020 2.80% 0.40%
2019 2.40% 0.00%
2018 2.40% -0.40%
2017 2.80% -0.30%
2016 3.10% -0.30%
2015 3.40% -0.20%
2014 3.60% -0.40%
2013 4.00% -0.36%
2012 4.36% -0.19%
2011 4.55% -0.55%
2010 5.10% 0.03%
2009 5.07% 1.07%
2008 4.00% 0.11%
2007 3.89% -0.30%
2006 4.19% -0.26%
2005 4.45% -0.28%
2004 4.73% -0.52%
2003 5.25% -0.14%
2002 5.39% 0.37%
2001 5.02% 0.27%
2000 4.75% 0.05%
1999 4.70% 0.60%
1998 4.10% 0.70%
1997 3.40% 0.00%
1996 3.40% 0.20%
1995 3.20% 0.30%
1994 2.90% 0.40%
1993 2.50% 0.30%
1992 2.20% 0.10%
1991 2.10% 0.10%