St. Lucia Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2022 was 17.36%, a 2.16% decline from 2021.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.52%, a 0.87% decline from 2020.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.39%, a 5.07% increase from 2019.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.32%, a 3.76% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
St. Lucia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 17.36% -2.16%
2021 19.52% -0.87%
2020 20.39% 5.07%
2019 15.32% -3.76%
2018 19.08% 0.22%
2017 18.86% -0.80%
2016 19.66% -0.90%
2015 20.56% -0.75%
2014 21.30% -0.91%
2013 22.21% 3.15%
2012 19.06% 0.20%
2011 18.86% 1.75%
2010 17.11% 1.74%
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% 1.88%
2001 18.52% 2.03%
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% 0.04%
1992 16.76% -0.18%
1991 16.93% -0.18%