Cyprus Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cyprus unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.27%, a 1.1% 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.
  • Cyprus unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.95%, a 1.96% decline 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%
Cyprus Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 7.27% -1.10%
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% 4.08%
2012 11.80% 3.94%
2011 7.86% 1.59%
2010 6.26% 0.90%
2009 5.36% 1.71%
2008 3.66% -0.27%
2007 3.92% -0.62%
2006 4.54% -0.76%
2005 5.30% 0.97%
2004 4.33% 0.20%
2003 4.14% 0.84%
2002 3.30% -0.69%
2001 3.98% -0.98%
2000 4.97% -0.73%
1999 5.70% 0.49%
1998 5.21% 0.65%
1997 4.56% 0.36%
1996 4.20% 0.42%
1995 3.78% 0.69%
1994 3.09% 0.36%
1993 2.73% 0.64%
1992 2.09% 0.01%
1991 2.08% 0.01%