Malaysia Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2022 was 3.73%, a 0.32% decline from 2021.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.05%, a 0.49% decline from 2020.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.54%, a 1.28% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.26%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Malaysia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 3.73% -0.32%
2021 4.05% -0.49%
2020 4.54% 1.28%
2019 3.26% -0.04%
2018 3.30% -0.11%
2017 3.41% -0.03%
2016 3.44% 0.34%
2015 3.10% 0.22%
2014 2.88% -0.28%
2013 3.16% 0.06%
2012 3.10% 0.05%
2011 3.05% -0.34%
2010 3.39% -0.27%
2009 3.66% 0.34%
2008 3.32% 0.09%
2007 3.23% -0.09%
2006 3.32% -0.21%
2005 3.53% -0.01%
2004 3.54% -0.07%
2003 3.61% 0.13%
2002 3.48% -0.05%
2001 3.53% 0.53%
2000 3.00% -0.43%
1999 3.43% 0.23%
1998 3.20% 0.75%
1997 2.45% -0.07%
1996 2.52% -0.63%
1995 3.15% -0.51%
1994 3.66% -0.46%
1993 4.11% 0.40%
1992 3.71% 0.05%
1991 3.66% 0.05%