Guyana Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.82%, a 1.91% increase from 2019.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.91%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.02%, a 0.17% increase from 2017.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.85%, a 0.16% 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%
Guyana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 15.82% 1.91%
2019 13.91% -0.11%
2018 14.02% 0.17%
2017 13.85% 0.16%
2016 13.69% 0.23%
2015 13.46% 0.25%
2014 13.21% 0.22%
2013 12.99% 0.32%
2012 12.67% 0.32%
2011 12.35% 0.30%
2010 12.05% 0.36%
2009 11.69% 0.64%
2008 11.05% 0.21%
2007 10.84% 0.14%
2006 10.70% -0.36%
2005 11.06% -0.28%
2004 11.34% -0.27%
2003 11.61% -0.20%
2002 11.81% 0.02%
2001 11.79% -0.05%
2000 11.84% -0.07%
1999 11.91% 0.02%
1998 11.89% -0.03%
1997 11.92% -0.04%
1996 11.96% -0.03%
1995 11.99% -0.03%
1994 12.02% 0.01%
1993 12.01% 0.11%
1992 11.90% 0.08%
1991 11.82% 0.08%