Nicaragua Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.96%, a 0.12% decline from 2020.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.08%, a 0.87% increase from 2019.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.21%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Nicaragua unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.20%, a 1.9% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
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Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
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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%
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Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
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Solomon Islands 1.03%
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Nicaragua Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.96% -0.12%
2020 6.08% 0.87%
2019 5.21% 0.01%
2018 5.20% 1.90%
2017 3.30% -0.60%
2016 3.90% -0.80%
2015 4.70% 0.18%
2014 4.52% -0.76%
2013 5.28% 0.07%
2012 5.21% -1.29%
2011 6.50% -1.33%
2010 7.83% -0.33%
2009 8.16% 1.96%
2008 6.20% 1.31%
2007 4.89% -0.42%
2006 5.31% -0.06%
2005 5.37% -1.04%
2004 6.41% -1.19%
2003 7.60% 0.02%
2002 7.58% 0.13%
2001 7.45% 0.10%
2000 7.35% 0.14%
1999 7.21% -0.02%
1998 7.24% 0.07%
1997 7.17% 0.12%
1996 7.05% 0.05%
1995 7.00% -0.01%
1994 7.01% -0.04%
1993 7.05% 0.08%
1992 6.97% 0.04%
1991 6.93% 0.04%