Malta Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.09%, a 0.69% increase from 2019.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.40%, a 0.26% decline from 2018.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.66%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.00%, a 0.69% decline 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%
Kuwait 6.79%
Slovak Republic 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%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Malta Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.09% 0.69%
2019 3.40% -0.26%
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% 0.08%
1999 6.24% 0.05%
1998 6.19% 0.08%
1997 6.11% 0.08%
1996 6.03% 0.08%
1995 5.95% 0.07%
1994 5.88% 0.05%
1993 5.83% -0.04%
1992 5.87% -0.02%
1991 5.89% -0.02%