Hong Kong Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.63%, a 0.73% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.90%, a 0.19% decline from 2017.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.09%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.39%, a 0.07% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.63% 0.73%
2018 2.90% -0.19%
2017 3.09% -0.30%
2016 3.39% 0.07%
2015 3.32% 0.02%
2014 3.30% -0.10%
2013 3.40% 0.11%
2012 3.29% -0.13%
2011 3.42% -0.89%
2010 4.31% -0.95%
2009 5.26% 1.70%
2008 3.56% -0.45%
2007 4.01% -0.76%
2006 4.77% -0.81%
2005 5.58% -1.16%
2004 6.74% -1.12%
2003 7.86% 0.58%
2002 7.28% 2.19%
2001 5.09% 0.17%
2000 4.92% -1.33%
1999 6.25% 1.67%
1998 4.58% 2.36%
1997 2.22% -0.61%
1996 2.83% -0.39%
1995 3.22% 1.32%
1994 1.90% -0.06%
1993 1.96% 0.00%
1992 1.96% 0.16%
1991 1.80% 0.16%