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 2018 was 9.57%, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.49%, a 0.23% decline from 2016.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.72%, a 1.63% decline from 2015.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2015 was 11.35%, a 0.82% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Barbados Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 9.57% 0.08%
2017 9.49% -0.23%
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% 0.45%
1991 22.49% 0.45%