Ecuador Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.43%, a 0.32% increase from 2020.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.11%, a 2.3% increase from 2019.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.81%, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Ecuador unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.53%, a 0.31% 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%
Ecuador Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 6.43% 0.32%
2020 6.11% 2.30%
2019 3.81% 0.28%
2018 3.53% -0.31%
2017 3.84% -0.76%
2016 4.60% 0.98%
2015 3.62% 0.14%
2014 3.48% 0.40%
2013 3.08% -0.15%
2012 3.23% -0.23%
2011 3.46% -0.63%
2010 4.09% -0.52%
2009 4.61% 0.69%
2008 3.92% 0.78%
2007 3.14% -0.41%
2006 3.55% -0.23%
2005 3.78% -1.22%
2004 5.00% -0.66%
2003 5.66% 0.76%
2002 4.90% 0.65%
2001 4.25% -0.55%
2000 4.80% -0.38%
1999 5.18% 0.58%
1998 4.61% 0.09%
1997 4.51% -0.14%
1996 4.65% 0.06%
1995 4.59% 0.15%
1994 4.44% -0.12%
1993 4.56% 0.03%
1992 4.53% 0.16%
1991 4.37% 0.16%