Syrian Arab Republic Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.37%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.26%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.36%, a 0.11% decline from 2016.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.47%, a 0.06% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Syrian Arab Republic Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 8.37% 0.11%
2018 8.26% -0.11%
2017 8.36% -0.11%
2016 8.47% -0.06%
2015 8.53% -0.05%
2014 8.58% -0.07%
2013 8.65% 0.02%
2012 8.63% 0.02%
2011 8.61% 0.00%
2010 8.61% 0.47%
2009 8.14% -2.80%
2008 10.94% 2.52%
2007 8.42% 0.25%
2006 8.17% -0.74%
2005 8.91% -0.68%
2004 9.59% -0.69%
2003 10.28% -0.71%
2002 10.99% -0.65%
2001 11.63% 2.13%
2000 9.50% 1.90%
1999 7.60% 0.14%
1998 7.46% 0.08%
1997 7.38% 0.07%
1996 7.30% 0.10%
1995 7.20% -0.30%
1994 7.50% 0.10%
1993 7.40% 0.35%
1992 7.05% 0.30%
1991 6.75% 0.30%