Guyana Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2021 was 16.43%, a 0.01% decline from 2020.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2020 was 16.43%, a 2.44% increase from 2019.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.99%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Guyana unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.02%, a 0.27% increase 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%
Guyana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 16.43% -0.01%
2020 16.43% 2.44%
2019 13.99% -0.03%
2018 14.02% 0.27%
2017 13.75% 0.28%
2016 13.46% 0.25%
2015 13.21% 0.29%
2014 12.92% 0.30%
2013 12.63% 0.29%
2012 12.34% 0.28%
2011 12.06% 0.26%
2010 11.80% 0.27%
2009 11.53% 0.25%
2008 11.27% 0.31%
2007 10.96% 0.26%
2006 10.70% -0.32%
2005 11.02% -0.24%
2004 11.27% -0.29%
2003 11.55% -0.26%
2002 11.81% 0.00%
2001 11.82% -0.04%
2000 11.86% 0.02%
1999 11.84% -0.05%
1998 11.89% 0.05%
1997 11.84% 0.00%
1996 11.84% -0.04%
1995 11.88% 0.01%
1994 11.87% -0.02%
1993 11.88% -0.02%
1992 11.90% -0.03%
1991 11.93% -0.03%