Cuba Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.87%, a 2.2% increase from 2019.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.67%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.70%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Cuba unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.70%, a 0.3% 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%
Cuba Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 3.87% 2.20%
2019 1.67% -0.03%
2018 1.70% 0.00%
2017 1.70% -0.30%
2016 2.00% -0.40%
2015 2.40% -0.30%
2014 2.70% -0.59%
2013 3.29% -0.17%
2012 3.46% 0.28%
2011 3.18% 0.68%
2010 2.50% 0.83%
2009 1.67% 0.09%
2008 1.58% -0.21%
2007 1.79% -0.12%
2006 1.91% -0.04%
2005 1.95% 0.10%
2004 1.85% -0.48%
2003 2.33% -0.98%
2002 3.31% -0.77%
2001 4.08% -1.37%
2000 5.45% -0.81%
1999 6.26% 0.03%
1998 6.23% -0.87%
1997 7.10% -0.51%
1996 7.61% -0.66%
1995 8.27% -0.01%
1994 8.28% 0.06%
1993 8.22% 0.18%
1992 8.04% 0.10%
1991 7.94% 0.10%