Mexico Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.38%, a 0.07% decline from 2020.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.45%, a 0.97% increase from 2019.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.48%, a 0.2% increase from 2018.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.28%, a 0.14% decline 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%
Mexico Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.38% -0.07%
2020 4.45% 0.97%
2019 3.48% 0.20%
2018 3.28% -0.14%
2017 3.42% -0.44%
2016 3.86% -0.45%
2015 4.31% -0.50%
2014 4.81% -0.10%
2013 4.91% 0.02%
2012 4.89% -0.28%
2011 5.17% -0.13%
2010 5.30% -0.06%
2009 5.36% 1.49%
2008 3.87% 0.24%
2007 3.63% 0.06%
2006 3.57% 0.01%
2005 3.56% -0.38%
2004 3.94% 0.48%
2003 3.46% 0.46%
2002 3.00% 0.37%
2001 2.63% -0.02%
2000 2.65% 0.05%
1999 2.60% -1.13%
1998 3.73% -0.51%
1997 4.24% -1.23%
1996 5.47% -1.63%
1995 7.10% 2.66%
1994 4.44% 1.07%
1993 3.37% 0.13%
1992 3.24% 0.09%
1991 3.15% 0.09%