Hong Kong Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.32%, a 0.85% decline from 2021.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.17%, a 0.64% decline from 2020.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.81%, a 2.89% increase from 2019.
  • Hong Kong unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.92%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Spain 12.92%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.86%
Greece 12.43%
French Polynesia 11.80%
New Caledonia 11.03%
Bahamas 10.09%
Barbados 8.50%
Chile 8.25%
Italy 8.07%
Uruguay 7.87%
Sweden 7.39%
France 7.31%
Croatia 6.96%
Latvia 6.81%
Argentina 6.81%
Cyprus 6.78%
Finland 6.72%
Slovak Republic 6.14%
Channel Islands 6.03%
Portugal 6.01%
Puerto Rico 6.00%
Lithuania 5.96%
Saudi Arabia 5.59%
Estonia 5.57%
Guam 5.57%
Belgium 5.56%
Austria 4.99%
Luxembourg 4.58%
Ireland 4.48%
Brunei 4.45%
Denmark 4.43%
Hong Kong 4.32%
Switzerland 4.30%
Slovenia 4.01%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.81%
Iceland 3.79%
United Kingdom 3.73%
Australia 3.70%
Israel 3.70%
Hungary 3.61%
Singapore 3.59%
Netherlands 3.52%
New Zealand 3.30%
Norway 3.23%
Germany 3.14%
UAE 2.97%
Malta 2.92%
Poland 2.89%
South Korea 2.86%
Japan 2.60%
Macao 2.41%
Czech Republic 2.22%
Kuwait 2.20%
Oman 1.53%
Bahrain 1.34%
Qatar 0.13%
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
British Virgin Islands 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Andorra 0.00%
Cayman Islands 0.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Curacao 0.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 0.00%
Seychelles 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.32% -0.85%
2021 5.17% -0.64%
2020 5.81% 2.89%
2019 2.92% 0.11%
2018 2.81% -0.31%
2017 3.12% -0.27%
2016 3.39% 0.08%
2015 3.31% 0.01%
2014 3.30% -0.10%
2013 3.40% 0.11%
2012 3.29% -0.13%
2011 3.42% -0.91%
2010 4.33% -0.93%
2009 5.26% 1.70%
2008 3.56% -0.45%
2007 4.01% -0.76%
2006 4.77% -0.81%
2005 5.58% -1.16%
2004 6.74% -1.12%
2003 7.86% 0.58%
2002 7.28% 2.19%
2001 5.09% 0.17%
2000 4.92% -1.33%
1999 6.25% 1.67%
1998 4.58% 2.36%
1997 2.22% -0.61%
1996 2.83% -0.39%
1995 3.22% 1.32%
1994 1.90% -0.06%
1993 1.96% 0.00%
1992 1.96% 0.16%
1991 1.80% 1.80%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%