Ecuador Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.23%, a 2.42% increase from 2019.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.81%, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.53%, a 0.31% decline from 2017.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.84%, a 0.76% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Ecuador Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 6.23% 2.42%
2019 3.81% 0.28%
2018 3.53% -0.31%
2017 3.84% -0.76%
2016 4.60% 0.98%
2015 3.62% 0.14%
2014 3.48% 0.40%
2013 3.08% -0.16%
2012 3.24% -0.22%
2011 3.46% -0.63%
2010 4.09% -0.52%
2009 4.61% 0.69%
2008 3.92% 0.78%
2007 3.14% -0.41%
2006 3.55% -0.23%
2005 3.78% -1.22%
2004 5.00% -0.66%
2003 5.66% 0.71%
2002 4.95% 0.70%
2001 4.25% -0.55%
2000 4.80% -0.02%
1999 4.82% 0.03%
1998 4.79% 0.00%
1997 4.79% -0.01%
1996 4.80% 0.00%
1995 4.80% 0.00%
1994 4.80% 0.03%
1993 4.77% 0.09%
1992 4.68% 0.06%
1991 4.62% 0.06%