Lebanon Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.23%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.14%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.23%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.31%, a 0.05% decline 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%
Lebanon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.23% 0.09%
2018 6.14% -0.08%
2017 6.23% -0.08%
2016 6.31% -0.05%
2015 6.36% -0.04%
2014 6.40% -0.06%
2013 6.45% 0.02%
2012 6.44% 0.01%
2011 6.42% 0.00%
2010 6.42% 0.06%
2009 6.36% -1.08%
2008 7.44% -1.54%
2007 8.98% 0.35%
2006 8.63% 0.34%
2005 8.29% 0.44%
2004 7.85% -0.17%
2003 8.02% -0.11%
2002 8.13% -0.05%
2001 8.18% -0.12%
2000 8.30% -0.14%
1999 8.44% -0.05%
1998 8.50% -0.12%
1997 8.62% -0.02%
1996 8.64% 0.02%
1995 8.62% 0.01%
1994 8.61% 0.02%
1993 8.59% 0.13%
1992 8.46% 0.06%
1991 8.39% 0.06%