Timor-Leste Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.06%, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.42%, a 0.06% decline 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Timor-Leste 5.06%
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Timor-Leste Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.06% 0.64%
2019 4.42% -0.06%
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 4.03% 0.26%
2012 3.77% 0.24%
2011 3.53% 0.23%
2010 3.30% 0.03%
2009 3.27% 0.16%
2008 3.11% -0.03%
2007 3.14% -0.08%
2006 3.22% -0.08%
2005 3.30% -0.05%
2004 3.35% -0.03%
2003 3.38% 0.00%
2002 3.38% 0.03%
2001 3.35% -0.01%
2000 3.36% -0.02%
1999 3.38% 0.02%
1998 3.36% 0.00%
1997 3.36% 0.00%
1996 3.36% 0.00%
1995 3.36% 0.00%
1994 3.36% 0.02%
1993 3.34% 0.06%
1992 3.28% 0.04%
1991 3.24% 0.04%