Uruguay Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.67%, a 3.32% increase from 2019.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.35%, a 1.01% increase from 2018.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.34%, a 0.45% increase from 2017.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.89%, a 0.05% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Uruguay Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 12.67% 3.32%
2019 9.35% 1.01%
2018 8.34% 0.45%
2017 7.89% 0.05%
2016 7.84% 0.35%
2015 7.49% 0.94%
2014 6.55% 0.11%
2013 6.44% -0.01%
2012 6.45% 0.14%
2011 6.31% -0.85%
2010 7.16% -0.58%
2009 7.74% -0.29%
2008 8.03% -1.37%
2007 9.40% -1.44%
2006 10.84% -1.17%
2005 12.01% -0.97%
2004 12.98% -3.68%
2003 16.66% 0.01%
2002 16.65% 1.60%
2001 15.05% 2.42%
2000 12.63% 2.16%
1999 10.47% 1.11%
1998 9.36% 0.09%
1997 9.27% 0.10%
1996 9.17% 0.09%
1995 9.08% 0.08%
1994 9.00% 0.06%
1993 8.94% -0.04%
1992 8.98% -0.03%
1991 9.01% -0.03%