Belize Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2021 was 8.22%, a 0.24% decline from 2020.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.46%, a 1.75% increase from 2019.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.71%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.64%, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Belize Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 8.22% -0.24%
2020 8.46% 1.75%
2019 6.71% 0.07%
2018 6.64% 0.04%
2017 6.60% -0.40%
2016 7.00% -0.58%
2015 7.58% -0.66%
2014 8.24% -0.11%
2013 8.35% 0.04%
2012 8.31% 0.02%
2011 8.28% 0.04%
2010 8.24% -0.01%
2009 8.25% 0.07%
2008 8.18% -0.33%
2007 8.51% -0.88%
2006 9.39% -1.52%
2005 10.91% 0.32%
2004 10.59% 0.35%
2003 10.24% 0.20%
2002 10.04% 0.97%
2001 9.07% -1.78%
2000 10.85% -1.99%
1999 12.84% -1.47%
1998 14.31% 1.63%
1997 12.68% -1.14%
1996 13.82% 1.34%
1995 12.48% 1.38%
1994 11.10% 1.32%
1993 9.78% 0.09%
1992 9.69% -0.01%
1991 9.70% -0.01%