China Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • China unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.42%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
  • China unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.40%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • China unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.50%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
  • China unemployment rate for 2015 was 4.60%, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
China Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 4.42% 0.02%
2017 4.40% -0.10%
2016 4.50% -0.10%
2015 4.60% 0.00%
2014 4.60% 0.00%
2013 4.60% 0.00%
2012 4.60% 0.10%
2011 4.50% 0.00%
2010 4.50% -0.20%
2009 4.70% 0.10%
2008 4.60% 0.30%
2007 4.30% -0.10%
2006 4.40% -0.10%
2005 4.50% 0.00%
2004 4.50% -0.10%
2003 4.60% 0.40%
2002 4.20% 0.40%
2001 3.80% 0.50%
2000 3.30% 0.00%
1999 3.30% 0.10%
1998 3.20% 0.00%
1997 3.20% 0.10%
1996 3.10% 0.10%
1995 3.00% 0.10%
1994 2.90% 0.20%
1993 2.70% 0.30%
1992 2.40% 0.00%
1991 2.40% 0.00%