Maldives Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.88%, a 0.37% decline from 2021.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.26%, a 0.08% decline from 2020.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.34%, a 0.78% increase from 2019.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.56%, a 0.41% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Maldives Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.88% -0.37%
2021 5.26% -0.08%
2020 5.34% 0.78%
2019 4.56% -0.41%
2018 4.97% -0.40%
2017 5.37% -0.40%
2016 5.77% -0.85%
2015 6.62% -0.90%
2014 7.52% -0.87%
2013 8.39% -0.82%
2012 9.22% -0.93%
2011 10.15% -0.86%
2010 11.01% -0.69%
2009 11.70% 0.88%
2008 10.82% 1.11%
2007 9.70% 0.92%
2006 8.78% 1.45%
2005 7.33% 0.96%
2004 6.37% 1.06%
2003 5.31% 1.14%
2002 4.17% 1.14%
2001 3.03% 1.06%
2000 1.97% 0.23%
1999 1.74% 0.24%
1998 1.50% 0.24%
1997 1.27% 0.24%
1996 1.03% 0.24%
1995 0.79% -0.02%
1994 0.82% -0.02%
1993 0.84% -0.03%
1992 0.87% -0.03%
1991 0.89% -0.03%