Belize Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.82%, a 1.36% increase from 2019.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.46%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.52%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Belize unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.60%, a 0.4% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Belize Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.82% 1.36%
2019 6.46% -0.06%
2018 6.52% -0.08%
2017 6.60% -0.40%
2016 7.00% -0.58%
2015 7.58% -0.66%
2014 8.24% -0.11%
2013 8.35% -0.03%
2012 8.38% -0.02%
2011 8.40% -0.05%
2010 8.45% 0.02%
2009 8.43% 0.25%
2008 8.18% -0.33%
2007 8.51% -0.88%
2006 9.39% -1.52%
2005 10.91% 0.25%
2004 10.66% 0.28%
2003 10.38% 0.34%
2002 10.04% 0.97%
2001 9.07% -1.80%
2000 10.87% -1.97%
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% 0.12%
1992 9.66% 0.08%
1991 9.58% 0.08%