Belize Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2022 was 9.69%, a 0.6% decline from 2021.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.29%, a 0.5% decline from 2020.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.79%, a 1.74% increase from 2019.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.05%, a 1.24% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Belize Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 9.69% -0.60%
2021 10.29% -0.50%
2020 10.79% 1.74%
2019 9.05% 1.24%
2018 7.81% 1.21%
2017 6.60% -0.40%
2016 7.00% -0.58%
2015 7.58% -0.66%
2014 8.24% -0.11%
2013 8.35% 0.04%
2012 8.31% 0.02%
2011 8.28% 0.04%
2010 8.24% 0.00%
2009 8.24% 0.06%
2008 8.18% -0.33%
2007 8.51% -0.88%
2006 9.39% -1.52%
2005 10.91% 0.32%
2004 10.59% 0.34%
2003 10.26% 0.22%
2002 10.04% 0.97%
2001 9.07% -1.80%
2000 10.87% -1.97%
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% 0.06%
1992 9.72% -0.01%
1991 9.73% -0.01%