St. Lucia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2021 was 16.91%, a 0.01% increase from 2020.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2020 was 16.89%, a 1.57% increase from 2019.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.32%, a 3.76% decline from 2018.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.08%, a 0.22% 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%
St. Lucia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 16.91% 0.01%
2020 16.89% 1.57%
2019 15.32% -3.76%
2018 19.08% 0.22%
2017 18.86% -0.79%
2016 19.65% -0.91%
2015 20.56% -0.73%
2014 21.30% -0.91%
2013 22.21% 3.15%
2012 19.06% 0.20%
2011 18.86% 1.75%
2010 17.11% 1.74%
2009 15.37% 2.65%
2008 12.72% -1.28%
2007 14.00% -2.00%
2006 16.00% -2.70%
2005 18.70% -2.27%
2004 20.97% -1.21%
2003 22.18% 1.79%
2002 20.39% 1.87%
2001 18.53% 2.04%
2000 16.49% -1.60%
1999 18.09% -3.51%
1998 21.60% 1.13%
1997 20.47% 4.14%
1996 16.33% 0.50%
1995 15.83% -1.17%
1994 17.00% 0.20%
1993 16.80% 0.07%
1992 16.73% -0.18%
1991 16.91% -0.18%