Malaysia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.32%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.35%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.41%, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.44%, a 0.34% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Malaysia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.32% -0.03%
2018 3.35% -0.06%
2017 3.41% -0.03%
2016 3.44% 0.34%
2015 3.10% 0.22%
2014 2.88% -0.23%
2013 3.11% 0.07%
2012 3.04% -0.01%
2011 3.05% -0.20%
2010 3.25% -0.44%
2009 3.69% 0.35%
2008 3.34% 0.11%
2007 3.23% -0.09%
2006 3.32% -0.21%
2005 3.53% -0.01%
2004 3.54% -0.07%
2003 3.61% 0.13%
2002 3.48% -0.05%
2001 3.53% 0.53%
2000 3.00% -0.43%
1999 3.43% 0.23%
1998 3.20% 0.75%
1997 2.45% -0.07%
1996 2.52% -0.63%
1995 3.15% -0.47%
1994 3.62% -0.49%
1993 4.11% 0.40%
1992 3.71% 0.04%
1991 3.67% 0.04%