Virgin Islands (U.S.) Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.) unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.66%, a 0.26% increase from 2018.
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.) unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.40%, a 0.35% decline from 2017.
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.) unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.75%, a 0.42% decline from 2016.
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.) unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.17%, a 0.36% decline 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%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 8.66% 0.26%
2018 8.40% -0.35%
2017 8.75% -0.42%
2016 9.17% -0.36%
2015 9.53% -0.39%
2014 9.91% -0.36%
2013 10.27% 0.24%
2012 10.04% 0.14%
2011 9.89% -0.11%
2010 10.00% 0.34%
2009 9.67% 1.72%
2008 7.95% 0.03%
2007 7.92% -0.52%
2006 8.44% -0.61%
2005 9.05% -0.32%
2004 9.37% -0.23%
2003 9.60% 0.07%
2002 9.53% 0.15%
2001 9.38% 0.00%
2000 9.38% -0.07%
1999 9.44% 0.28%
1998 9.16% -0.17%
1997 9.33% -0.16%
1996 9.49% -0.11%
1995 9.60% -0.05%
1994 9.65% 0.03%
1993 9.62% 0.56%
1992 9.06% 0.48%
1991 8.58% 0.48%