Latvia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.19%, a 1.88% increase from 2019.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.31%, a 1.1% decline from 2018.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.41%, a 1.31% decline from 2017.
  • Latvia unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.72%, a 0.92% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Kuwait 6.79%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Latvia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 8.19% 1.88%
2019 6.31% -1.10%
2018 7.41% -1.31%
2017 8.72% -0.92%
2016 9.64% -0.23%
2015 9.87% -0.98%
2014 10.85% -1.02%
2013 11.87% -3.18%
2012 15.05% -1.16%
2011 16.21% -3.27%
2010 19.48% 1.96%
2009 17.52% 9.78%
2008 7.74% 1.69%
2007 6.05% -0.98%
2006 7.03% -3.00%
2005 10.03% -1.68%
2004 11.71% -0.35%
2003 12.06% -1.77%
2002 13.83% 0.01%
2001 13.82% -0.39%
2000 14.21% 0.42%
1999 13.79% -0.67%
1998 14.46% -0.44%
1997 14.90% -5.80%
1996 20.70% 1.70%
1995 19.00% 0.30%
1994 18.70% 2.00%
1993 16.70% 10.10%
1992 6.60% 3.90%
1991 2.70% 3.90%