Bahrain Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2021 was 1.87%, a 0.09% increase from 2020.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.78%, a 0.59% increase from 2019.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.20%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Bahrain unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.20%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Bahrain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 1.87% 0.09%
2020 1.78% 0.59%
2019 1.20% -0.01%
2018 1.20% 0.02%
2017 1.18% -0.01%
2016 1.19% -0.01%
2015 1.20% 0.01%
2014 1.19% 0.01%
2013 1.18% -0.02%
2012 1.20% 0.02%
2011 1.18% 0.05%
2010 1.13% -0.01%
2009 1.14% 0.03%
2008 1.11% 0.02%
2007 1.09% -0.01%
2006 1.10% 0.01%
2005 1.09% 0.00%
2004 1.09% 0.00%
2003 1.09% -0.02%
2002 1.11% 0.00%
2001 1.11% 0.02%
2000 1.08% 0.00%
1999 1.09% 0.01%
1998 1.08% -0.01%
1997 1.09% 0.01%
1996 1.08% 0.00%
1995 1.08% -0.03%
1994 1.11% 0.10%
1993 1.01% -0.04%
1992 1.05% 0.04%
1991 1.01% 0.04%