Brunei Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Brunei unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.37%, a 1.45% increase from 2019.
  • Brunei unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.92%, a 1.78% decline from 2018.
  • Brunei unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.70%, a 0.62% decline from 2017.
  • Brunei unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.32%, a 0.85% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Brunei Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 8.37% 1.45%
2019 6.92% -1.78%
2018 8.70% -0.62%
2017 9.32% 0.85%
2016 8.47% 0.78%
2015 7.69% 0.72%
2014 6.97% 0.17%
2013 6.80% 0.09%
2012 6.71% 0.07%
2011 6.64% 0.13%
2010 6.51% 0.05%
2009 6.46% -0.15%
2008 6.61% 0.12%
2007 6.49% 0.19%
2006 6.30% 0.20%
2005 6.10% 0.15%
2004 5.95% 0.13%
2003 5.82% 0.09%
2002 5.73% 0.09%
2001 5.64% 0.11%
2000 5.53% 0.12%
1999 5.41% 0.09%
1998 5.32% 0.12%
1997 5.20% 0.11%
1996 5.09% 0.11%
1995 4.98% 0.11%
1994 4.87% 0.09%
1993 4.78% 0.03%
1992 4.75% 0.05%
1991 4.70% 0.05%