Barbados Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.41%, a 0.04% increase from 2020.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.38%, a 1.97% increase from 2019.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.41%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.32%, a 0.3% decline 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%
Barbados Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 10.41% 0.04%
2020 10.38% 1.97%
2019 8.41% 0.09%
2018 8.32% -0.30%
2017 8.62% 0.37%
2016 8.25% -1.55%
2015 9.80% -2.37%
2014 12.17% 0.62%
2013 11.55% -0.04%
2012 11.59% 0.40%
2011 11.19% 0.50%
2010 10.69% 0.67%
2009 10.02% 1.90%
2008 8.12% 0.71%
2007 7.41% -1.32%
2006 8.73% -0.35%
2005 9.08% -0.49%
2004 9.57% -1.43%
2003 11.00% 0.68%
2002 10.32% 0.47%
2001 9.85% 0.50%
2000 9.35% -1.26%
1999 10.61% -1.79%
1998 12.40% -2.21%
1997 14.61% -0.10%
1996 14.71% -4.95%
1995 19.66% -3.32%
1994 22.98% -1.56%
1993 24.54% 1.60%
1992 22.94% 0.27%
1991 22.67% 0.27%