Maldives Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.14%, a 0.29% increase from 2018.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.85%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.98%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.12%, a 0.45% increase 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%
Maldives Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.14% 0.29%
2018 5.85% -0.13%
2017 5.98% -0.14%
2016 6.12% 0.45%
2015 5.67% 0.46%
2014 5.21% 0.21%
2013 5.00% 0.30%
2012 4.70% 0.29%
2011 4.41% 0.27%
2010 4.14% 0.32%
2009 3.83% 0.47%
2008 3.36% 0.19%
2007 3.17% 0.13%
2006 3.04% 0.12%
2005 2.93% 0.17%
2004 2.76% 0.18%
2003 2.58% 0.21%
2002 2.37% 0.22%
2001 2.15% 0.18%
2000 1.97% 0.27%
1999 1.70% 0.27%
1998 1.43% 0.23%
1997 1.20% 0.21%
1996 0.99% 0.20%
1995 0.79% 0.00%
1994 0.79% 0.00%
1993 0.79% 0.02%
1992 0.77% 0.01%
1991 0.76% 0.01%