St. Lucia Unemployment Rate 1991-2019

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.87%, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.79%, a 0.47% decline from 2016.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2016 was 21.26%, a 2.83% decline from 2015.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2015 was 24.09%, a 0.91% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
St. Lucia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 20.87% 0.08%
2017 20.79% -0.47%
2016 21.26% -2.83%
2015 24.09% 0.91%
2014 23.18% 0.97%
2013 22.21% 3.15%
2012 19.06% 0.20%
2011 18.86% 1.71%
2010 17.15% 1.78%
2009 15.37% 2.65%
2008 12.72% -1.28%
2007 14.00% -2.00%
2006 16.00% -2.70%
2005 18.70% -2.27%
2004 20.97% -1.21%
2003 22.18% 1.79%
2002 20.39% 2.07%
2001 18.32% 1.83%
2000 16.49% -1.60%
1999 18.09% -3.51%
1998 21.60% 1.13%
1997 20.47% 4.14%
1996 16.33% 0.50%
1995 15.83% -1.17%
1994 17.00% 0.20%
1993 16.80% 0.44%
1992 16.36% 0.03%
1991 16.33% 0.03%