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 2019 was 10.36%, a 0.36% increase from 2018.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.00%, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.80%, a 2.9% decline from 2016.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.70%, a 0.7% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
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%
Bahamas Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 10.36% 0.36%
2018 10.00% 0.20%
2017 9.80% -2.90%
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% -0.32%
2010 14.84% 0.59%
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% -0.09%
2000 6.96% -0.49%
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%