El Salvador Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • El Salvador unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.98%, a 3.02% increase from 2019.
  • El Salvador unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.96%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • El Salvador unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.01%, a 0.38% decline from 2017.
  • El Salvador unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.39%, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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El Salvador Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 6.98% 3.02%
2019 3.96% -0.05%
2018 4.01% -0.38%
2017 4.39% -0.03%
2016 4.42% 0.42%
2015 4.00% -0.15%
2014 4.15% 0.46%
2013 3.69% -0.15%
2012 3.84% -0.46%
2011 4.30% -0.59%
2010 4.89% -2.44%
2009 7.33% 1.45%
2008 5.88% -0.53%
2007 6.41% -0.16%
2006 6.57% -0.65%
2005 7.22% 1.17%
2004 6.05% -0.21%
2003 6.26% 0.53%
2002 5.73% -1.23%
2001 6.96% 0.00%
2000 6.96% 0.28%
1999 6.68% -0.42%
1998 7.10% -0.88%
1997 7.98% 0.30%
1996 7.68% 0.03%
1995 7.65% -0.03%
1994 7.68% -2.26%
1993 9.94% 2.06%
1992 7.88% 0.35%
1991 7.53% 0.35%