Nicaragua Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.84%, a 1.64% increase from 2018.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.20%, a 1.9% increase from 2017.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.30%, a 0.6% decline from 2016.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.90%, a 0.8% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
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Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
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Vietnam 2.01%
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Nicaragua Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.84% 1.64%
2018 5.20% 1.90%
2017 3.30% -0.60%
2016 3.90% -0.80%
2015 4.70% 0.18%
2014 4.52% -0.76%
2013 5.28% 0.07%
2012 5.21% -1.24%
2011 6.45% -1.38%
2010 7.83% -0.33%
2009 8.16% 1.96%
2008 6.20% 1.31%
2007 4.89% -0.42%
2006 5.31% -0.06%
2005 5.37% -1.04%
2004 6.41% -1.19%
2003 7.60% 0.01%
2002 7.59% 0.07%
2001 7.52% 0.00%
2000 7.52% -0.02%
1999 7.55% 0.07%
1998 7.48% 0.00%
1997 7.49% -0.02%
1996 7.50% 0.02%
1995 7.48% 0.01%
1994 7.47% 0.03%
1993 7.45% 0.13%
1992 7.32% 0.06%
1991 7.26% 0.06%