Guyana Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.85%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.91%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.04%, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.06%, a 0.05% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Guyana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 11.85% -0.05%
2018 11.91% -0.14%
2017 12.04% -0.01%
2016 12.06% 0.05%
2015 12.00% 0.07%
2014 11.94% 0.04%
2013 11.90% 0.16%
2012 11.74% 0.15%
2011 11.59% 0.13%
2010 11.45% 0.22%
2009 11.23% 0.51%
2008 10.72% 0.06%
2007 10.65% -0.05%
2006 10.70% -0.38%
2005 11.08% -0.28%
2004 11.36% -0.26%
2003 11.62% -0.19%
2002 11.81% 0.04%
2001 11.77% -0.04%
2000 11.81% -0.07%
1999 11.88% 0.03%
1998 11.85% -0.05%
1997 11.89% -0.06%
1996 11.95% -0.02%
1995 11.97% -0.03%
1994 12.00% -0.01%
1993 12.01% 0.11%
1992 11.90% 0.08%
1991 11.82% 0.08%