Jamaica Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.18%, a 0.3% decline from 2020.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.48%, a 1.79% increase from 2019.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.69%, a 1.41% decline from 2018.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.10%, a 2.53% 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%
Jamaica Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 9.18% -0.30%
2020 9.48% 1.79%
2019 7.69% -1.41%
2018 9.10% -2.53%
2017 11.63% -1.56%
2016 13.19% -0.32%
2015 13.51% -0.23%
2014 13.74% -1.51%
2013 15.25% 1.32%
2012 13.93% 1.23%
2011 12.70% 0.33%
2010 12.37% 1.01%
2009 11.36% 0.77%
2008 10.59% 0.84%
2007 9.75% -0.57%
2006 10.32% -0.94%
2005 11.26% -0.95%
2004 12.21% 0.48%
2003 11.73% -2.46%
2002 14.19% -0.74%
2001 14.93% -0.61%
2000 15.54% -0.20%
1999 15.74% 0.24%
1998 15.50% -0.85%
1997 16.35% 0.34%
1996 16.01% -0.22%
1995 16.23% 0.89%
1994 15.34% -0.98%
1993 16.32% 0.57%
1992 15.75% 0.01%
1991 15.74% 0.01%