China Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • China unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.89%, a 0.34% increase from 2021.
  • China unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.55%, a 0.45% decline from 2020.
  • China unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.00%, a 0.44% increase from 2019.
  • China unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.56%, a 0.25% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
China Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.89% 0.34%
2021 4.55% -0.45%
2020 5.00% 0.44%
2019 4.56% 0.25%
2018 4.31% -0.16%
2017 4.47% -0.09%
2016 4.56% -0.09%
2015 4.65% 0.02%
2014 4.63% 0.03%
2013 4.60% 0.02%
2012 4.58% 0.03%
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%