Brunei Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Brunei unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.65%, a 0.03% decline from 2020.
  • Brunei unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.68%, a 0.76% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Brunei Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 7.65% -0.03%
2020 7.68% 0.76%
2019 6.92% -1.78%
2018 8.70% -0.62%
2017 9.32% 0.94%
2016 8.38% 0.60%
2015 7.79% 0.82%
2014 6.97% 0.09%
2013 6.88% -0.04%
2012 6.92% -0.02%
2011 6.94% 0.17%
2010 6.77% 0.31%
2009 6.47% 0.12%
2008 6.35% 0.02%
2007 6.33% -0.08%
2006 6.41% 0.29%
2005 6.13% 0.10%
2004 6.02% 0.01%
2003 6.01% 0.07%
2002 5.94% 0.16%
2001 5.79% 0.11%
2000 5.68% 0.10%
1999 5.58% 0.24%
1998 5.33% 0.14%
1997 5.19% -0.04%
1996 5.24% 0.05%
1995 5.18% 0.16%
1994 5.03% 0.20%
1993 4.82% -0.04%
1992 4.86% 0.16%
1991 4.70% 0.16%