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 2018 was 0.96%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.95%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.01%, a 0.06% decline from 2015.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2015 was 1.08%, a 0.07% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Bahrain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 0.96% 0.02%
2017 0.95% -0.07%
2016 1.01% -0.06%
2015 1.08% -0.07%
2014 1.15% -0.07%
2013 1.22% 0.02%
2012 1.20% 0.06%
2011 1.14% 0.01%
2010 1.13% 0.06%
2009 1.07% 0.23%
2008 0.84% 0.00%
2007 0.84% -0.07%
2006 0.91% -0.08%
2005 0.99% -0.05%
2004 1.04% -0.02%
2003 1.06% 0.01%
2002 1.05% 0.02%
2001 1.03% -0.02%
2000 1.05% -0.03%
1999 1.08% 0.02%
1998 1.06% -0.03%
1997 1.09% -0.02%
1996 1.11% -0.02%
1995 1.13% -0.01%
1994 1.14% 0.01%
1993 1.13% 0.10%
1992 1.03% 0.06%
1991 0.97% 0.06%