Qatar Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Qatar unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.45%, a 3.33% increase from 2019.
  • Qatar unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.12%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Qatar unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.11%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
  • Qatar unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.14%, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Qatar Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 3.45% 3.33%
2019 0.12% 0.01%
2018 0.11% -0.03%
2017 0.14% -0.01%
2016 0.15% -0.02%
2015 0.17% -0.03%
2014 0.20% -0.08%
2013 0.28% -0.20%
2012 0.48% -0.08%
2011 0.56% 0.11%
2010 0.45% 0.14%
2009 0.31% 0.00%
2008 0.31% -0.21%
2007 0.52% -0.35%
2006 0.87% 0.10%
2005 0.77% 0.06%
2004 0.71% 0.06%
2003 0.65% 0.03%
2002 0.62% 0.02%
2001 0.60% 0.03%
2000 0.57% 0.04%
1999 0.53% 0.01%
1998 0.52% 0.02%
1997 0.50% 0.02%
1996 0.48% 0.02%
1995 0.46% 0.00%
1994 0.46% 0.00%
1993 0.46% -0.05%
1992 0.51% -0.05%
1991 0.56% -0.05%