Myanmar Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.58%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.49%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.55%, a 0.41% increase from 2016.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.14%, a 0.38% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Myanmar Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 1.58% 0.08%
2018 1.49% -0.06%
2017 1.55% 0.41%
2016 1.14% 0.38%
2015 0.77% -0.01%
2014 0.78% -0.02%
2013 0.80% 0.01%
2012 0.79% 0.00%
2011 0.79% 0.00%
2010 0.79% 0.02%
2009 0.77% 0.08%
2008 0.69% -0.01%
2007 0.70% -0.03%
2006 0.73% -0.04%
2005 0.77% -0.02%
2004 0.79% -0.02%
2003 0.81% 0.00%
2002 0.81% 0.02%
2001 0.79% 0.00%
2000 0.79% -0.01%
1999 0.80% 0.02%
1998 0.78% 0.00%
1997 0.78% -0.01%
1996 0.79% 0.01%
1995 0.78% 0.00%
1994 0.78% 0.01%
1993 0.78% 0.03%
1992 0.75% 0.02%
1991 0.73% 0.02%