Macao Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Macao unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.50%, a 0.8% increase from 2019.
  • Macao unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.70%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Macao unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.80%, a 0.2% decline from 2017.
  • Macao unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.00%, a 0.1% increase 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%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 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%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Macao Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 2.50% 0.80%
2019 1.70% -0.10%
2018 1.80% -0.20%
2017 2.00% 0.10%
2016 1.90% 0.09%
2015 1.81% 0.11%
2014 1.70% -0.12%
2013 1.82% -0.15%
2012 1.97% -0.59%
2011 2.56% -0.28%
2010 2.84% -0.74%
2009 3.58% 0.58%
2008 3.00% -0.20%
2007 3.20% -0.60%
2006 3.80% -0.30%
2005 4.10% -0.80%
2004 4.90% -1.10%
2003 6.00% -0.30%
2002 6.30% -0.10%
2001 6.40% -0.40%
2000 6.80% 0.50%
1999 6.30% 1.70%
1998 4.60% 1.40%
1997 3.20% -1.00%
1996 4.20% 0.60%
1995 3.60% 1.10%
1994 2.50% 0.40%
1993 2.10% -0.10%
1992 2.20% -0.81%
1991 3.01% -0.81%