Canada Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.56%, a 0.27% decline from 2018.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.83%, a 0.51% decline from 2017.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.34%, a 0.66% decline from 2016.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.00%, a 0.09% increase 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%
Canada Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.56% -0.27%
2018 5.83% -0.51%
2017 6.34% -0.66%
2016 7.00% 0.09%
2015 6.91% -0.01%
2014 6.91% -0.16%
2013 7.07% -0.22%
2012 7.29% -0.22%
2011 7.51% -0.54%
2010 8.06% -0.29%
2009 8.34% 2.21%
2008 6.14% 0.10%
2007 6.04% -0.28%
2006 6.32% -0.44%
2005 6.76% -0.43%
2004 7.19% -0.39%
2003 7.57% -0.09%
2002 7.67% 0.45%
2001 7.22% 0.39%
2000 6.83% -0.75%
1999 7.58% -0.70%
1998 8.28% -0.82%
1997 9.10% -0.52%
1996 9.62% 0.13%
1995 9.49% -0.91%
1994 10.40% -0.98%
1993 11.38% 0.18%
1992 11.20% 0.88%
1991 10.32% 0.88%