Barbados Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.33%, a 0.95% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.39%, a 0.38% decline from 2017.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.76%, a 0.04% increase from 2016.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.72%, a 1.63% decline 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%
Barbados Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 10.33% 0.95%
2018 9.39% -0.38%
2017 9.76% 0.04%
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% 1.94%
1991 21.00% 1.94%