Cyprus Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cyprus unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.21%, a 0.14% increase from 2019.
  • Cyprus unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.07%, a 1.3% decline from 2018.
  • Cyprus unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.37%, a 2.68% decline from 2017.
  • Cyprus unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.05%, a 1.9% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Kuwait 6.79%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Cyprus Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.21% 0.14%
2019 7.07% -1.30%
2018 8.37% -2.68%
2017 11.05% -1.90%
2016 12.95% -1.96%
2015 14.91% -1.18%
2014 16.09% 0.22%
2013 15.87% 4.07%
2012 11.80% 3.94%
2011 7.86% 1.60%
2010 6.26% 0.90%
2009 5.36% 1.70%
2008 3.66% -0.26%
2007 3.92% -0.62%
2006 4.54% -0.76%
2005 5.30% 0.97%
2004 4.33% 0.19%
2003 4.14% 0.84%
2002 3.30% -0.68%
2001 3.98% -0.99%
2000 4.97% -0.73%
1999 5.70% 0.63%
1998 5.07% 0.61%
1997 4.46% 0.57%
1996 3.89% 0.53%
1995 3.36% 0.47%
1994 2.89% 0.43%
1993 2.46% 0.37%
1992 2.09% 0.00%
1991 2.09% 0.00%