Mexico Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.32%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.42%, a 0.44% decline from 2016.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.86%, a 0.45% decline from 2015.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2015 was 4.31%, a 0.5% decline 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%
Mexico Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 3.32% -0.10%
2017 3.42% -0.44%
2016 3.86% -0.45%
2015 4.31% -0.50%
2014 4.81% -0.11%
2013 4.91% 0.03%
2012 4.89% -0.28%
2011 5.17% -0.13%
2010 5.30% -0.05%
2009 5.36% 1.48%
2008 3.87% 0.25%
2007 3.63% 0.06%
2006 3.57% 0.01%
2005 3.56% -0.38%
2004 3.94% 0.48%
2003 3.46% 0.45%
2002 3.00% 0.47%
2001 2.54% -0.03%
2000 2.56% 0.08%
1999 2.49% -1.09%
1998 3.57% -0.48%
1997 4.06% -1.20%
1996 5.25% -1.64%
1995 6.89% 2.64%
1994 4.25% 1.03%
1993 3.21% 0.12%
1992 3.10% 0.05%
1991 3.05% 0.05%