Mexico Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.71%, a 1.23% 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.
  • Mexico unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.42%, a 0.44% 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%
Mexico Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.71% 1.23%
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%