Timor-Leste Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.55%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.48%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.57%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.66%, a 0.21% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
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Djibouti 10.30%
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Ukraine 8.88%
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Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
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Solomon Islands 0.58%
Timor-Leste Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.55% 0.07%
2018 4.48% -0.09%
2017 4.57% -0.09%
2016 4.66% 0.21%
2015 4.45% 0.22%
2014 4.23% 0.20%
2013 4.04% 0.26%
2012 3.78% 0.25%
2011 3.53% 0.23%
2010 3.30% 0.05%
2009 3.26% 0.18%
2008 3.07% -0.03%
2007 3.10% -0.08%
2006 3.18% -0.09%
2005 3.27% -0.04%
2004 3.32% -0.04%
2003 3.36% 0.00%
2002 3.35% 0.04%
2001 3.31% 0.00%
2000 3.31% -0.01%
1999 3.33% 0.04%
1998 3.29% 0.00%
1997 3.30% -0.01%
1996 3.30% 0.01%
1995 3.29% 0.00%
1994 3.29% 0.01%
1993 3.28% 0.07%
1992 3.21% 0.04%
1991 3.17% 0.04%