Kuwait Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.18%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.08%, a 0.28% increase from 2017.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.80%, a 0.36% decline from 2016.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.16%, a 0.04% decline 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%
Kuwait Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.18% 0.11%
2018 2.08% 0.28%
2017 1.80% -0.36%
2016 2.16% -0.04%
2015 2.20% -0.70%
2014 2.90% -0.02%
2013 2.92% 0.31%
2012 2.62% 0.40%
2011 2.22% 0.40%
2010 1.82% 0.18%
2009 1.64% -0.11%
2008 1.75% 0.25%
2007 1.50% 0.20%
2006 1.30% -0.27%
2005 1.57% -0.13%
2004 1.70% 0.40%
2003 1.30% 0.20%
2002 1.10% 0.30%
2001 0.80% 0.00%
2000 0.80% 0.10%
1999 0.70% 0.00%
1998 0.70% 0.00%
1997 0.70% 0.00%
1996 0.70% -0.07%
1995 0.77% 0.07%
1994 0.70% -0.10%
1993 0.80% 0.08%
1992 0.72% 0.23%
1991 0.49% 0.23%