Latvia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.86%, a 0.86% decline from 2017.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.72%, a 0.93% decline from 2016.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.64%, a 0.23% decline from 2015.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2015 was 9.87%, a 0.97% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Latvia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 7.86% -0.86%
2017 8.72% -0.93%
2016 9.64% -0.23%
2015 9.87% -0.97%
2014 10.85% -1.02%
2013 11.87% -3.18%
2012 15.05% -1.16%
2011 16.21% -3.28%
2010 19.48% 1.97%
2009 17.52% 9.78%
2008 7.74% 1.69%
2007 6.05% -0.98%
2006 7.03% -3.00%
2005 10.03% -1.68%
2004 11.71% -0.35%
2003 12.06% -1.77%
2002 13.83% 0.01%
2001 13.82% -0.39%
2000 14.21% 0.42%
1999 13.79% -0.67%
1998 14.46% -0.44%
1997 14.90% -5.80%
1996 20.70% 1.70%
1995 19.00% 0.30%
1994 18.70% 2.00%
1993 16.70% 10.10%
1992 6.60% 3.90%
1991 2.70% 3.90%