Lebanon Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.49%, a 1.19% increase from 2020.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.30%, a 1.95% increase from 2019.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.35%, a 0.55% increase from 2018.
  • Lebanon unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.80%, a 0.52% 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%
Lebanon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 14.49% 1.19%
2020 13.30% 1.95%
2019 11.35% 0.55%
2018 10.80% 0.52%
2017 10.27% 0.49%
2016 9.78% 0.47%
2015 9.32% 0.51%
2014 8.81% 0.49%
2013 8.31% 0.47%
2012 7.85% 0.46%
2011 7.39% 0.54%
2010 6.84% 0.49%
2009 6.35% -1.32%
2008 7.67% -1.31%
2007 8.98% 0.30%
2006 8.68% 0.40%
2005 8.28% 0.43%
2004 7.85% -0.14%
2003 7.99% -0.10%
2002 8.09% -0.10%
2001 8.19% -0.13%
2000 8.32% -0.12%
1999 8.44% -0.05%
1998 8.49% -0.13%
1997 8.62% 0.13%
1996 8.49% -0.04%
1995 8.52% 0.04%
1994 8.49% 0.05%
1993 8.44% 0.08%
1992 8.36% -0.01%
1991 8.37% -0.01%