Malta Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2022 was 2.81%, a 0.72% decline from 2021.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.53%, a 0.82% decline from 2020.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.35%, a 0.73% increase from 2019.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.62%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Malta Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 2.81% -0.72%
2021 3.53% -0.82%
2020 4.35% 0.73%
2019 3.62% -0.04%
2018 3.66% -0.34%
2017 4.00% -0.69%
2016 4.69% -0.69%
2015 5.38% -0.35%
2014 5.73% -0.38%
2013 6.11% -0.09%
2012 6.20% -0.18%
2011 6.38% -0.47%
2010 6.85% -0.04%
2009 6.89% 0.91%
2008 5.98% -0.49%
2007 6.47% -0.33%
2006 6.80% -0.12%
2005 6.92% -0.40%
2004 7.32% -0.17%
2003 7.49% 0.59%
2002 6.90% -0.21%
2001 7.11% 0.79%
2000 6.32% 0.00%
1999 6.32% 0.01%
1998 6.31% 0.00%
1997 6.31% 0.00%
1996 6.30% 0.00%
1995 6.30% 0.00%
1994 6.29% 0.00%
1993 6.29% 0.00%
1992 6.28% 0.00%
1991 6.28% 0.00%