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 2019 was 3.47%, a 0.24% decline from 2018.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.72%, a 0.29% decline from 2017.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.00%, a 0.69% decline from 2016.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.69%, a 0.69% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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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%
Malta Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.47% -0.24%
2018 3.72% -0.29%
2017 4.00% -0.69%
2016 4.69% -0.69%
2015 5.38% -0.35%
2014 5.73% -0.38%
2013 6.11% -0.09%
2012 6.20% -0.18%
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% -0.39%
1999 6.72% 0.08%
1998 6.64% 0.08%
1997 6.56% 0.19%
1996 6.37% 0.20%
1995 6.17% -0.12%
1994 6.29% -0.03%
1993 6.32% 0.18%
1992 6.14% 0.70%
1991 5.44% 0.70%