Belize Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.41%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.51%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.60%, a 0.41% decline from 2016.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.00%, a 0.58% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Belize Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.41% -0.10%
2018 6.51% -0.08%
2017 6.60% -0.41%
2016 7.00% -0.58%
2015 7.58% -0.67%
2014 8.24% -0.11%
2013 8.35% -0.04%
2012 8.39% -0.04%
2011 8.43% -0.05%
2010 8.48% 0.02%
2009 8.46% 0.28%
2008 8.18% -0.33%
2007 8.51% -0.88%
2006 9.39% -1.52%
2005 10.91% 0.25%
2004 10.66% 0.27%
2003 10.39% 0.35%
2002 10.04% 0.97%
2001 9.07% -1.79%
2000 10.86% -1.98%
1999 12.84% -1.47%
1998 14.31% 1.63%
1997 12.68% -1.14%
1996 13.82% 1.34%
1995 12.48% 1.38%
1994 11.10% 1.32%
1993 9.78% 0.13%
1992 9.65% 0.07%
1991 9.59% 0.07%