East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2020 was 4.34%, a 0.48% increase from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.86%, a 0.12% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.74%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.83%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 10.28%
North America 8.44%
Euro Area 8.20%
OECD members 7.38%
European Union 7.37%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.63%
South Asia 6.63%
World 6.47%
East Asia & Pacific 4.34%
East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.34% 0.48%
2019 3.86% 0.12%
2018 3.74% -0.09%
2017 3.83% -0.12%
2016 3.95% -0.09%
2015 4.05% 0.04%
2014 4.01% -0.03%
2013 4.04% -0.03%
2012 4.07% -0.03%
2011 4.09% -0.11%
2010 4.20% -0.24%
2009 4.44% 0.07%
2008 4.36% 0.12%
2007 4.25% -0.06%
2006 4.30% -0.13%
2005 4.44% 0.02%
2004 4.41% -0.06%
2003 4.48% 0.26%
2002 4.22% 0.27%
2001 3.95% 0.38%
2000 3.56% -0.10%
1999 3.66% 0.14%
1998 3.53% 0.30%
1997 3.23% 0.08%
1996 3.14% 0.10%
1995 3.04% 0.08%
1994 2.96% 0.27%
1993 2.70% 0.24%
1992 2.46% -0.01%
1991 2.46% -0.01%