Bahamas Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.24%, a 0.08% decline from 2020.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.32%, a 3.26% increase from 2019.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.06%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
  • Bahamas unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.00%, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
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%
Bahamas Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 13.24% -0.08%
2020 13.32% 3.26%
2019 10.06% 0.06%
2018 10.00% 0.20%
2017 9.80% -2.90%
2016 12.70% 0.70%
2015 12.00% -1.80%
2014 13.80% -2.38%
2013 16.18% 2.16%
2012 14.02% -0.50%
2011 14.52% 0.21%
2010 14.31% 0.06%
2009 14.25% 6.07%
2008 8.18% 0.30%
2007 7.88% 0.34%
2006 7.54% -2.66%
2005 10.20% 0.00%
2004 10.20% -0.64%
2003 10.84% 1.79%
2002 9.05% 2.18%
2001 6.87% -0.33%
2000 7.20% -0.25%
1999 7.45% -0.20%
1998 7.65% -2.11%
1997 9.76% -1.70%
1996 11.46% 0.63%
1995 10.83% -3.00%
1994 13.83% 1.11%
1993 12.72% -2.09%
1992 14.81% 2.64%
1991 12.17% 2.64%