Algeria Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Algeria unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.83%, a 1.02% increase from 2019.
  • Algeria unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.81%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Algeria unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.89%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Algeria unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.00%, a 1.8% increase 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%
Algeria Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 12.83% 1.02%
2019 11.81% -0.08%
2018 11.89% -0.11%
2017 12.00% 1.80%
2016 10.20% -1.01%
2015 11.21% 1.00%
2014 10.21% 0.39%
2013 9.82% -1.15%
2012 10.97% 1.01%
2011 9.96% 0.00%
2010 9.96% -0.20%
2009 10.16% -1.17%
2008 11.33% -2.46%
2007 13.79% 1.52%
2006 12.27% -3.00%
2005 15.27% -2.38%
2004 17.65% -6.07%
2003 23.72% -2.18%
2002 25.90% -1.40%
2001 27.30% -2.47%
2000 29.77% 1.40%
1999 28.37% 1.54%
1998 26.83% 1.40%
1997 25.43% -3.13%
1996 28.56% -3.28%
1995 31.84% 4.10%
1994 27.74% 1.51%
1993 26.23% 1.85%
1992 24.38% 3.78%
1991 20.60% 3.78%