Guatemala Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Guatemala unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.73%, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
  • Guatemala unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.68%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Guatemala unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.83%, a 0.32% increase from 2015.
  • Guatemala unemployment rate for 2015 was 2.51%, a 0.21% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Guatemala Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 2.73% 0.04%
2017 2.68% -0.14%
2016 2.83% 0.32%
2015 2.51% -0.21%
2014 2.72% -0.30%
2013 3.02% 0.25%
2012 2.77% -1.36%
2011 4.13% 0.63%
2010 3.50% 0.19%
2009 3.31% 0.47%
2008 2.84% 0.05%
2007 2.80% -0.09%
2006 2.89% -0.11%
2005 2.99% 0.02%
2004 2.97% 0.16%
2003 2.81% -0.04%
2002 2.85% 0.07%
2001 2.78% -0.11%
2000 2.90% -0.02%
1999 2.92% 0.06%
1998 2.86% -0.07%
1997 2.93% 0.00%
1996 2.93% 0.03%
1995 2.90% 0.05%
1994 2.85% 0.10%
1993 2.75% 0.15%
1992 2.60% -0.02%
1991 2.62% -0.02%