St. Lucia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.71%, a 0.17% decline from 2018.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.88%, a 0.19% decline from 2017.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.07%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2016 was 21.26%, a 2.83% 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%
St. Lucia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 20.71% -0.17%
2018 20.88% -0.19%
2017 21.07% -0.19%
2016 21.26% -2.83%
2015 24.09% 0.97%
2014 23.12% 0.91%
2013 22.21% 3.15%
2012 19.06% 0.20%
2011 18.86% 1.74%
2010 17.12% 1.75%
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% 2.06%
2001 18.33% 1.84%
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% 0.16%
1992 16.64% 0.08%
1991 16.55% 0.08%