Malta Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.50%, a 0.76% decline from 2020.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.26%, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.62%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • Malta unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.66%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Malta Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 3.50% -0.76%
2020 4.26% 0.64%
2019 3.62% -0.04%
2018 3.66% -0.34%
2017 4.00% -0.69%
2016 4.69% -0.69%
2015 5.38% -0.34%
2014 5.72% -0.39%
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% 0.02%
1999 6.30% 0.02%
1998 6.28% 0.02%
1997 6.26% 0.02%
1996 6.24% 0.02%
1995 6.22% 0.02%
1994 6.20% 0.02%
1993 6.18% 0.02%
1992 6.17% 0.02%
1991 6.15% 0.02%