Myanmar Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.79%, a 1.29% increase from 2019.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.50%, a 0.37% decline from 2018.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.87%, a 0.69% decline from 2017.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.56%, a 0.42% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Zambia 12.17%
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Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
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Myanmar Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 1.79% 1.29%
2019 0.50% -0.37%
2018 0.87% -0.69%
2017 1.56% 0.42%
2016 1.14% 0.37%
2015 0.77% -0.01%
2014 0.78% -0.02%
2013 0.80% 0.01%
2012 0.79% 0.00%
2011 0.79% 0.00%
2010 0.79% 0.01%
2009 0.78% 0.07%
2008 0.71% -0.01%
2007 0.72% -0.03%
2006 0.75% -0.04%
2005 0.79% -0.03%
2004 0.82% -0.01%
2003 0.83% 0.00%
2002 0.83% 0.01%
2001 0.82% 0.00%
2000 0.82% -0.01%
1999 0.83% 0.01%
1998 0.82% 0.00%
1997 0.82% 0.00%
1996 0.82% 0.00%
1995 0.82% 0.00%
1994 0.82% 0.01%
1993 0.81% 0.03%
1992 0.78% 0.02%
1991 0.76% 0.02%