Hong Kong Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.80%, a 2.84% increase from 2019.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.96%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.04%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.09%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.80% 2.84%
2019 2.96% -0.08%
2018 3.04% -0.05%
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%