Nicaragua Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.82%, a 0.68% increase from 2019.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.14%, a 0.06% decline 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nicaragua Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.82% 0.68%
2019 5.14% -0.06%
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% 0.00%
2002 7.60% 0.05%
2001 7.55% -0.03%
2000 7.58% -0.03%
1999 7.61% 0.05%
1998 7.56% 0.00%
1997 7.56% -0.01%
1996 7.57% 0.00%
1995 7.57% -0.01%
1994 7.58% 0.04%
1993 7.54% 0.13%
1992 7.41% 0.07%
1991 7.34% 0.07%