Philippines Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2022 was 2.38%, a 1.03% decline from 2021.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.40%, a 0.88% increase from 2020.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.52%, a 0.28% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.24%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sudan 17.59%
Lesotho 16.75%
Angola 14.48%
Sao Tome and Principe 14.35%
Cabo Verde 12.44%
Georgia 11.68%
Mauritania 10.79%
Morocco 9.99%
Honduras 7.00%
Egypt 6.40%
Mongolia 6.21%
Sri Lanka 6.18%
Bhutan 5.95%
Kenya 5.64%
Pakistan 5.60%
Vanuatu 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.99%
India 4.82%
Uzbekistan 4.51%
Zambia 4.37%
Bangladesh 4.27%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.02%
Nigeria 3.83%
Lao PDR 3.82%
Cameroon 3.78%
Bolivia 3.55%
Ghana 3.52%
Indonesia 3.46%
El Salvador 3.00%
Myanmar 2.96%
Papua New Guinea 2.78%
Philippines 2.38%
Timor-Leste 1.79%
Solomon Islands 1.61%
Vietnam 1.54%
Moldova 0.91%
Cambodia 0.23%
Kiribati 0.00%
Micronesia 0.00%
Ukraine 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
Philippines Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 2.38% -1.03%
2021 3.40% 0.88%
2020 2.52% 0.28%
2019 2.24% -0.10%
2018 2.34% -0.21%
2017 2.55% -0.15%
2016 2.70% -0.37%
2015 3.07% -0.53%
2014 3.60% 0.10%
2013 3.50% 0.00%
2012 3.50% -0.09%
2011 3.59% -0.02%
2010 3.61% -0.25%
2009 3.86% 0.14%
2008 3.72% 0.29%
2007 3.43% -0.62%
2006 4.05% 0.25%
2005 3.80% 0.25%
2004 3.55% 0.02%
2003 3.53% -0.09%
2002 3.62% -0.08%
2001 3.70% -0.07%
2000 3.77% 0.01%
1999 3.76% 0.04%
1998 3.72% 0.09%
1997 3.63% -0.02%
1996 3.65% -0.07%
1995 3.72% -0.08%
1994 3.80% -0.09%
1993 3.89% 0.01%
1992 3.88% 0.10%
1991 3.78% 3.78%
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%