Bahamas Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.85%, a 0.53% decline from 2017.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.38%, a 0.32% decline from 2016.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.70%, a 0.7% increase from 2015.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2015 was 12.00%, a 1.8% 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%
Bahamas Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 11.85% -0.53%
2017 12.38% -0.32%
2016 12.70% 0.70%
2015 12.00% -1.80%
2014 13.80% -2.38%
2013 16.18% 2.16%
2012 14.02% -0.50%
2011 14.52% -0.02%
2010 14.54% 0.29%
2009 14.25% 6.07%
2008 8.18% 0.30%
2007 7.88% 0.34%
2006 7.54% -2.66%
2005 10.20% 0.00%
2004 10.20% -0.64%
2003 10.84% 1.79%
2002 9.05% 2.18%
2001 6.87% -0.28%
2000 7.15% -0.30%
1999 7.45% -0.20%
1998 7.65% -2.11%
1997 9.76% -1.70%
1996 11.46% 0.63%
1995 10.83% -3.00%
1994 13.83% 1.11%
1993 12.72% -2.09%
1992 14.81% 2.64%
1991 12.17% 2.64%