China Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • China unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.82%, a 0.18% decline from 2020.
  • China unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.00%, a 0.48% increase from 2019.
  • China unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.52%, a 0.24% increase from 2018.
  • China unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.28%, a 0.16% decline 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%
China Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.82% -0.18%
2020 5.00% 0.48%
2019 4.52% 0.24%
2018 4.28% -0.16%
2017 4.44% -0.09%
2016 4.53% -0.10%
2015 4.63% 0.02%
2014 4.61% 0.02%
2013 4.59% 0.02%
2012 4.57% 0.02%
2011 4.55% 0.02%
2010 4.53% -0.19%
2009 4.72% 0.13%
2008 4.59% 0.24%
2007 4.35% -0.08%
2006 4.43% -0.09%
2005 4.52% 0.03%
2004 4.49% -0.09%
2003 4.58% 0.34%
2002 4.24% 0.44%
2001 3.80% 0.54%
2000 3.26% 0.01%
1999 3.25% 0.01%
1998 3.24% 0.01%
1997 3.23% 0.11%
1996 3.12% 0.12%
1995 3.00% 0.10%
1994 2.90% 0.21%
1993 2.69% 0.32%
1992 2.37% 0.00%
1991 2.37% 0.00%