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 2018 was 3.87%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.87%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.97%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
  • East Asia & Pacific unemployment rate for 2015 was 4.06%, a 0.04% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Euro Area 8.20%
Latin America & Caribbean 8.06%
European Union 6.82%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.10%
OECD members 5.32%
World 4.95%
North America 4.15%
East Asia & Pacific 3.87%
South Asia 2.75%
East Asia & Pacific Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 3.87% 0.00%
2017 3.87% -0.10%
2016 3.97% -0.10%
2015 4.06% 0.04%
2014 4.02% -0.04%
2013 4.06% -0.02%
2012 4.08% -0.03%
2011 4.11% -0.11%
2010 4.22% -0.24%
2009 4.46% 0.06%
2008 4.40% 0.14%
2007 4.25% -0.07%
2006 4.32% -0.14%
2005 4.46% 0.02%
2004 4.44% -0.07%
2003 4.50% 0.25%
2002 4.25% 0.27%
2001 3.97% 0.37%
2000 3.60% -0.10%
1999 3.70% 0.17%
1998 3.53% 0.27%
1997 3.26% 0.13%
1996 3.13% 0.11%
1995 3.02% 0.09%
1994 2.93% 0.17%
1993 2.76% 0.29%
1992 2.47% -0.01%
1991 2.47% -0.01%