Barbados Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.79%, a 2.69% increase from 2019.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.10%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.00%, a 0.14% increase from 2017.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.86%, a 0.14% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Barbados Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 12.79% 2.69%
2019 10.10% 0.10%
2018 10.00% 0.14%
2017 9.86% 0.14%
2016 9.72% -1.63%
2015 11.35% -0.82%
2014 12.17% 0.62%
2013 11.55% -0.04%
2012 11.59% 0.40%
2011 11.19% 0.50%
2010 10.69% 0.67%
2009 10.02% 1.90%
2008 8.12% 0.71%
2007 7.41% -1.32%
2006 8.73% -0.35%
2005 9.08% -0.49%
2004 9.57% -1.43%
2003 11.00% 0.68%
2002 10.32% 0.47%
2001 9.85% 0.50%
2000 9.35% -1.26%
1999 10.61% -1.79%
1998 12.40% -2.21%
1997 14.61% -0.10%
1996 14.71% -4.95%
1995 19.66% -3.32%
1994 22.98% -1.56%
1993 24.54% 1.60%
1992 22.94% -0.03%
1991 22.97% -0.03%