East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.20%, a 0.11% decline from 2020.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.32%, a 0.49% increase from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.82%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.73%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 9.96%
Euro Area 7.76%
Sub-Saharan Africa 7.66%
European Union 7.04%
OECD members 6.33%
World 6.18%
South Asia 5.79%
North America 5.70%
East Asia & Pacific 4.20%
East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.20% -0.11%
2020 4.32% 0.49%
2019 3.82% 0.09%
2018 3.73% -0.13%
2017 3.86% -0.12%
2016 3.98% -0.09%
2015 4.07% 0.07%
2014 4.01% -0.02%
2013 4.03% -0.01%
2012 4.04% -0.07%
2011 4.12% -0.09%
2010 4.21% -0.23%
2009 4.44% 0.08%
2008 4.36% 0.08%
2007 4.28% -0.05%
2006 4.33% -0.12%
2005 4.45% 0.04%
2004 4.41% -0.05%
2003 4.46% 0.22%
2002 4.24% 0.30%
2001 3.94% 0.41%
2000 3.54% -0.10%
1999 3.63% 0.10%
1998 3.53% 0.29%
1997 3.24% 0.09%
1996 3.15% 0.12%
1995 3.03% 0.08%
1994 2.96% 0.27%
1993 2.69% 0.25%
1992 2.43% -0.02%
1991 2.45% -0.02%