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 2019 was 6.52%, a 0.89% decline from 2018.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.41%, a 1.3% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Latvia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.52% -0.89%
2018 7.41% -1.30%
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% -0.68%
1997 15.14% -5.56%
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%