China Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • China unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.00%, a 0.4% increase from 2019.
  • China unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.60%, a 0.3% increase from 2018.
  • China unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.30%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • China unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.40%, a 0.1% 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%
China Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.00% 0.40%
2019 4.60% 0.30%
2018 4.30% -0.10%
2017 4.40% -0.10%
2016 4.50% -0.10%
2015 4.60% 0.00%
2014 4.60% 0.00%
2013 4.60% 0.00%
2012 4.60% 0.10%
2011 4.50% 0.00%
2010 4.50% -0.20%
2009 4.70% 0.10%
2008 4.60% 0.30%
2007 4.30% -0.10%
2006 4.40% -0.10%
2005 4.50% 0.00%
2004 4.50% -0.10%
2003 4.60% 0.40%
2002 4.20% 0.40%
2001 3.80% 0.50%
2000 3.30% 0.00%
1999 3.30% 0.10%
1998 3.20% 0.00%
1997 3.20% 0.10%
1996 3.10% 0.10%
1995 3.00% 0.10%
1994 2.90% 0.20%
1993 2.70% 0.30%
1992 2.40% 0.00%
1991 2.40% 0.00%