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 2018 was 1.56%, a 0.01% increase from 2017.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.55%, a 0.38% increase from 2016.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.18%, a 0.41% increase from 2015.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2015 was 0.77%, a 0.03% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sao Tome and Principe 13.32%
Sudan 12.88%
Cabo Verde 12.28%
Egypt 11.44%
Djibouti 11.12%
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Ukraine 9.38%
Kenya 9.31%
Morocco 9.04%
Angola 7.25%
Zambia 7.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.17%
Ghana 6.71%
Mongolia 6.32%
Nigeria 6.03%
Vanuatu 5.41%
Uzbekistan 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.48%
Sri Lanka 4.40%
El Salvador 4.39%
Bangladesh 4.31%
Indonesia 4.30%
Honduras 4.08%
Moldova 3.41%
Cameroon 3.36%
Bolivia 3.26%
Pakistan 3.04%
Timor-Leste 3.00%
India 2.55%
Philippines 2.52%
Papua New Guinea 2.37%
Bhutan 2.20%
Vietnam 1.89%
Solomon Islands 1.79%
Myanmar 1.56%
Cambodia 1.05%
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Myanmar Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 1.56% 0.01%
2017 1.55% 0.38%
2016 1.18% 0.41%
2015 0.77% -0.03%
2014 0.79% -0.04%
2013 0.84% -0.03%
2012 0.87% -0.03%
2011 0.90% -0.02%
2010 0.91% 0.00%
2009 0.91% 0.12%
2008 0.79% -0.05%
2007 0.84% -0.11%
2006 0.95% -0.12%
2005 1.07% -0.07%
2004 1.14% -0.07%
2003 1.21% -0.03%
2002 1.24% 0.03%
2001 1.20% -0.02%
2000 1.22% 0.01%
1999 1.22% 0.06%
1998 1.16% -0.01%
1997 1.17% 0.01%
1996 1.16% 0.00%
1995 1.15% 0.01%
1994 1.15% 0.03%
1993 1.11% 0.09%
1992 1.02% 0.02%
1991 1.00% 0.02%