Canada Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.51%, a 1.95% decline from 2020.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.46%, a 3.8% increase from 2019.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.66%, a 0.17% decline from 2018.
  • Canada unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.83%, a 0.51% 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%
Canada Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 7.51% -1.95%
2020 9.46% 3.80%
2019 5.66% -0.17%
2018 5.83% -0.51%
2017 6.34% -0.66%
2016 7.00% 0.09%
2015 6.91% 0.00%
2014 6.91% -0.16%
2013 7.07% -0.22%
2012 7.29% -0.22%
2011 7.51% -0.55%
2010 8.06% -0.28%
2009 8.34% 2.20%
2008 6.14% 0.10%
2007 6.04% -0.28%
2006 6.32% -0.44%
2005 6.76% -0.43%
2004 7.19% -0.38%
2003 7.57% -0.09%
2002 7.66% 0.44%
2001 7.22% 0.39%
2000 6.83% -0.75%
1999 7.58% -0.70%
1998 8.28% -0.82%
1997 9.10% -0.52%
1996 9.62% 0.13%
1995 9.49% -0.91%
1994 10.40% -0.98%
1993 11.38% 0.18%
1992 11.20% 0.88%
1991 10.32% 0.88%