Kuwait Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.71%, a 0.18% increase from 2020.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.54%, a 1.37% increase from 2019.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.17%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.17%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Kuwait Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 3.71% 0.18%
2020 3.54% 1.37%
2019 2.17% 0.00%
2018 2.17% -0.03%
2017 2.20% 0.04%
2016 2.16% -0.04%
2015 2.20% -0.70%
2014 2.90% 0.28%
2013 2.62% 0.30%
2012 2.32% 0.28%
2011 2.04% 0.22%
2010 1.82% 0.18%
2009 1.64% -0.11%
2008 1.75% 0.25%
2007 1.50% 0.20%
2006 1.30% -0.20%
2005 1.50% -0.21%
2004 1.70% 0.40%
2003 1.30% 0.20%
2002 1.10% 0.30%
2001 0.80% 0.00%
2000 0.80% 0.10%
1999 0.70% 0.00%
1998 0.70% 0.00%
1997 0.70% 0.00%
1996 0.70% 0.00%
1995 0.70% 0.00%
1994 0.70% -0.10%
1993 0.80% -0.01%
1992 0.81% -0.07%
1991 0.88% -0.07%