East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 2019 was 3.83%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.79%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.90%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.99%, a 0.09% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 8.07%
Euro Area 7.50%
European Union 6.67%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.19%
World 5.40%
OECD members 5.36%
South Asia 5.11%
North America 3.89%
East Asia & Pacific 3.83%
East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.83% 0.04%
2018 3.79% -0.11%
2017 3.90% -0.09%
2016 3.99% -0.09%
2015 4.08% 0.04%
2014 4.04% -0.03%
2013 4.07% 0.00%
2012 4.07% -0.08%
2011 4.16% -0.06%
2010 4.22% -0.23%
2009 4.45% 0.09%
2008 4.36% 0.08%
2007 4.28% -0.05%
2006 4.33% -0.12%
2005 4.45% 0.04%
2004 4.41% -0.06%
2003 4.47% 0.22%
2002 4.25% 0.30%
2001 3.95% 0.41%
2000 3.54% -0.09%
1999 3.63% 0.10%
1998 3.53% 0.28%
1997 3.25% 0.14%
1996 3.11% 0.13%
1995 2.99% 0.10%
1994 2.89% 0.17%
1993 2.71% 0.28%
1992 2.43% 0.00%
1991 2.43% 0.00%