Cuba Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.26%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.28%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.36%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2015 was 2.40%, a 0.3% 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%
Cuba Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 2.26% -0.01%
2017 2.28% -0.08%
2016 2.36% -0.04%
2015 2.40% -0.30%
2014 2.70% -0.59%
2013 3.29% -0.17%
2012 3.46% 0.28%
2011 3.18% 0.68%
2010 2.50% 0.83%
2009 1.67% 0.09%
2008 1.58% -0.21%
2007 1.79% -0.13%
2006 1.91% -0.04%
2005 1.95% 0.10%
2004 1.85% -0.48%
2003 2.33% -0.98%
2002 3.31% -0.77%
2001 4.08% -1.37%
2000 5.45% -0.81%
1999 6.26% 0.03%
1998 6.23% -0.87%
1997 7.10% -0.51%
1996 7.61% -0.66%
1995 8.27% -0.04%
1994 8.31% 0.06%
1993 8.26% 0.45%
1992 7.80% 0.21%
1991 7.60% 0.21%