Romania Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.98%, a 0.21% decline from 2018.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.19%, a 0.74% decline from 2017.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.93%, a 0.97% decline from 2016.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.90%, a 0.91% decline 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%
Romania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.98% -0.21%
2018 4.19% -0.74%
2017 4.93% -0.97%
2016 5.90% -0.91%
2015 6.81% 0.01%
2014 6.80% -0.29%
2013 7.10% 0.30%
2012 6.79% -0.38%
2011 7.18% 0.22%
2010 6.96% 0.10%
2009 6.86% 1.07%
2008 5.79% -0.63%
2007 6.41% -0.86%
2006 7.27% 0.09%
2005 7.17% -0.55%
2004 7.72% 0.77%
2003 6.95% -1.16%
2002 8.11% 1.55%
2001 6.56% -0.41%
2000 6.97% 0.73%
1999 6.24% 0.61%
1998 5.63% 0.11%
1997 5.51% -1.23%
1996 6.74% -1.27%
1995 8.01% -0.16%
1994 8.17% -0.10%
1993 8.27% 0.01%
1992 8.26% 0.07%
1991 8.19% 0.07%