Samoa Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.36%, a 0.05% increase from 2018.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.31%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.44%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.58%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Samoa Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 8.36% 0.05%
2018 8.31% -0.13%
2017 8.44% -0.14%
2016 8.58% -0.08%
2015 8.66% -0.06%
2014 8.72% -0.08%
2013 8.80% 0.04%
2012 8.75% 3.07%
2011 5.68% 0.08%
2010 5.60% 0.14%
2009 5.46% 0.33%
2008 5.14% 0.03%
2007 5.10% -0.04%
2006 5.14% -0.05%
2005 5.20% 0.01%
2004 5.19% 0.03%
2003 5.16% 0.08%
2002 5.08% 0.12%
2001 4.96% 0.33%
2000 4.63% 0.30%
1999 4.33% 0.34%
1998 3.99% 0.29%
1997 3.70% 0.28%
1996 3.42% 0.28%
1995 3.14% 0.26%
1994 2.88% 0.26%
1993 2.62% 0.28%
1992 2.34% 0.24%
1991 2.10% 0.24%