Suriname Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Suriname unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.65%, a 1.71% increase from 2019.
  • Suriname unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.94%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Suriname unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.00%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Suriname unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.08%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Suriname 8.65%
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Suriname Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 8.65% 1.71%
2019 6.94% -0.06%
2018 7.00% -0.08%
2017 7.08% -0.09%
2016 7.17% -0.05%
2015 7.22% 0.28%
2014 6.94% 0.34%
2013 6.60% -1.50%
2012 8.10% 0.56%
2011 7.54% 0.39%
2010 7.15% -1.57%
2009 8.72% 0.16%
2008 8.56% -0.18%
2007 8.74% -0.26%
2006 9.00% -0.28%
2005 9.28% -0.21%
2004 9.49% -0.81%
2003 10.30% -0.78%
2002 11.08% -0.75%
2001 11.83% -0.86%
2000 12.69% -0.91%
1999 13.60% 2.97%
1998 10.63% 0.07%
1997 10.56% -0.32%
1996 10.88% 2.49%
1995 8.39% -4.31%
1994 12.70% -2.94%
1993 15.64% -1.64%
1992 17.28% 0.14%
1991 17.14% 0.14%