Maldives Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.18%, a 1.36% increase from 2019.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.82%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.90%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Maldives unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.00%, a 0.12% 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%
Maldives Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.18% 1.36%
2019 5.82% -0.08%
2018 5.90% -0.10%
2017 6.00% -0.12%
2016 6.12% 0.45%
2015 5.67% 0.46%
2014 5.21% -1.16%
2013 6.37% -1.20%
2012 7.57% -1.29%
2011 8.86% -1.42%
2010 10.28% -1.42%
2009 11.70% 1.99%
2008 9.71% 1.24%
2007 8.47% 1.08%
2006 7.39% 1.01%
2005 6.38% 1.02%
2004 5.36% 0.97%
2003 4.39% 0.91%
2002 3.48% 0.82%
2001 2.66% 0.69%
2000 1.97% 0.27%
1999 1.70% 0.27%
1998 1.43% 0.23%
1997 1.20% 0.22%
1996 0.98% 0.19%
1995 0.79% 0.00%
1994 0.79% 0.00%
1993 0.79% 0.02%
1992 0.77% 0.01%
1991 0.76% 0.01%