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 2018 was 6.08%, a 0.25% increase from 2017.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.83%, a 0.29% decline from 2016.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.12%, a 0.44% increase from 2015.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2015 was 5.68%, a 0.47% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Maldives Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 6.08% 0.25%
2017 5.83% -0.29%
2016 6.12% 0.44%
2015 5.68% 0.47%
2014 5.21% 0.18%
2013 5.03% 0.38%
2012 4.65% 0.26%
2011 4.39% 0.28%
2010 4.11% 0.38%
2009 3.74% 0.61%
2008 3.13% 0.11%
2007 3.02% -0.01%
2006 3.03% 0.16%
2005 2.87% 0.09%
2004 2.78% 0.14%
2003 2.64% 0.24%
2002 2.40% 0.26%
2001 2.14% 0.17%
2000 1.97% 0.26%
1999 1.72% 0.35%
1998 1.37% 0.20%
1997 1.17% 0.20%
1996 0.97% 0.18%
1995 0.79% 0.01%
1994 0.79% 0.02%
1993 0.77% 0.04%
1992 0.73% 0.01%
1991 0.72% 0.01%