Lebanon Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.61%, a 0.57% increase from 2019.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.04%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.10%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.18%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Lebanon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 6.61% 0.57%
2019 6.04% -0.06%
2018 6.10% -0.08%
2017 6.18% -0.08%
2016 6.26% -0.05%
2015 6.31% -0.04%
2014 6.35% -0.06%
2013 6.41% 0.01%
2012 6.40% 0.01%
2011 6.39% -0.01%
2010 6.40% 0.04%
2009 6.36% -1.09%
2008 7.45% -1.53%
2007 8.98% 0.36%
2006 8.62% 0.35%
2005 8.27% 0.42%
2004 7.85% -0.16%
2003 8.01% -0.11%
2002 8.12% -0.06%
2001 8.18% -0.13%
2000 8.31% -0.14%
1999 8.45% -0.06%
1998 8.51% -0.11%
1997 8.62% -0.01%
1996 8.63% 0.00%
1995 8.63% 0.00%
1994 8.63% 0.04%
1993 8.59% 0.12%
1992 8.47% 0.07%
1991 8.40% 0.07%