Costa Rica Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Costa Rica unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.13%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
  • Costa Rica unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.14%, a 0.46% decline from 2016.
  • Costa Rica unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.60%, a 0.4% decline from 2015.
  • Costa Rica unemployment rate for 2015 was 9.00%, a 0.06% decline 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%
Costa Rica Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 8.13% -0.01%
2017 8.14% -0.46%
2016 8.60% -0.40%
2015 9.00% -0.06%
2014 9.06% 0.29%
2013 8.77% -1.02%
2012 9.78% -0.35%
2011 10.14% 2.97%
2010 7.17% -0.54%
2009 7.71% 2.93%
2008 4.78% 0.29%
2007 4.49% -1.25%
2006 5.74% -0.83%
2005 6.57% 0.18%
2004 6.39% -0.17%
2003 6.56% 0.22%
2002 6.33% 0.42%
2001 5.92% 0.83%
2000 5.08% -0.81%
1999 5.90% 0.57%
1998 5.33% -0.35%
1997 5.68% -0.48%
1996 6.16% 0.99%
1995 5.18% 1.13%
1994 4.05% 0.09%
1993 3.95% 0.03%
1992 3.93% -1.45%
1991 5.37% -1.45%