Myanmar Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.17%, a 1.12% increase from 2020.
  • Myanmar unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.06%, a 0.56% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Myanmar Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 2.17% 1.12%
2020 1.06% 0.56%
2019 0.50% -0.37%
2018 0.87% -0.69%
2017 1.56% 0.38%
2016 1.18% 0.41%
2015 0.77% 0.02%
2014 0.76% 0.01%
2013 0.75% -0.01%
2012 0.75% -0.01%
2011 0.77% 0.04%
2010 0.72% 0.01%
2009 0.71% 0.00%
2008 0.71% 0.02%
2007 0.69% 0.01%
2006 0.68% 0.01%
2005 0.67% 0.00%
2004 0.67% 0.01%
2003 0.66% -0.01%
2002 0.67% 0.00%
2001 0.67% 0.02%
2000 0.65% -0.02%
1999 0.67% -0.04%
1998 0.71% 0.00%
1997 0.71% 0.01%
1996 0.70% 0.01%
1995 0.69% 0.01%
1994 0.69% -0.01%
1993 0.70% 0.04%
1992 0.66% -0.10%
1991 0.76% -0.10%