Bahrain Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.71%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.65%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.70%, a 0.22% decline from 2016.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2016 was 0.92%, a 0.21% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Bahrain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 0.71% 0.06%
2018 0.65% -0.05%
2017 0.70% -0.22%
2016 0.92% -0.21%
2015 1.13% -0.04%
2014 1.17% -0.15%
2013 1.32% 0.12%
2012 1.20% -0.07%
2011 1.27% 0.14%
2010 1.13% 0.05%
2009 1.08% 0.47%
2008 0.61% -0.03%
2007 0.64% -0.18%
2006 0.83% -0.17%
2005 1.00% -0.30%
2004 1.30% 0.07%
2003 1.23% 0.02%
2002 1.20% -0.27%
2001 1.48% 0.01%
2000 1.47% -0.21%
1999 1.68% 0.40%
1998 1.28% 0.03%
1997 1.25% -0.14%
1996 1.38% -0.04%
1995 1.43% 0.09%
1994 1.34% -0.12%
1993 1.45% 0.44%
1992 1.02% -0.03%
1991 1.05% -0.03%