Uruguay Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.73%, a 0.4% 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.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.84%, a 0.35% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Uruguay Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 8.73% 0.40%
2018 8.34% 0.45%
2017 7.89% 0.05%
2016 7.84% 0.35%
2015 7.49% 0.94%
2014 6.55% 0.10%
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% -1.38%
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% 2.43%
2000 12.63% 2.16%
1999 10.47% 1.10%
1998 9.36% -0.20%
1997 9.56% -0.12%
1996 9.68% 0.00%
1995 9.68% -0.07%
1994 9.75% 0.10%
1993 9.65% 0.48%
1992 9.18% 0.31%
1991 8.87% 0.31%