Malta Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.58%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.57%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.70%, a 0.69% decline from 2015.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2015 was 5.39%, a 0.41% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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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%
Malta Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 4.58% 0.02%
2017 4.57% -0.14%
2016 4.70% -0.69%
2015 5.39% -0.41%
2014 5.80% -0.58%
2013 6.39% 0.08%
2012 6.31% -0.07%
2011 6.38% -0.47%
2010 6.85% -0.04%
2009 6.89% 0.91%
2008 5.98% -0.50%
2007 6.47% -0.33%
2006 6.80% -0.13%
2005 6.92% -0.39%
2004 7.32% -0.17%
2003 7.49% 0.59%
2002 6.90% -0.21%
2001 7.11% 0.78%
2000 6.32% -0.07%
1999 6.39% 0.05%
1998 6.34% -0.06%
1997 6.41% -0.05%
1996 6.46% -0.05%
1995 6.51% -0.02%
1994 6.53% 0.01%
1993 6.51% 0.24%
1992 6.27% 0.16%
1991 6.11% 0.16%