St. Lucia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2020 was 17.13%, a 1.54% increase from 2019.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.59%, a 3.7% decline from 2018.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.29%, a 0.19% increase from 2017.
  • St. Lucia unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.10%, a 0.81% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
St. Lucia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 17.13% 1.54%
2019 15.59% -3.70%
2018 19.29% 0.19%
2017 19.10% -0.81%
2016 19.91% -0.76%
2015 20.67% -0.74%
2014 21.41% -0.80%
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% 2.05%
2001 18.34% 1.85%
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% 0.16%
1992 16.64% 0.09%
1991 16.55% 0.09%