Peru Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.83%, a 2.35% decline from 2020.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.18%, a 3.8% increase from 2019.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.38%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.49%, a 0.2% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Peru Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.83% -2.35%
2020 7.18% 3.80%
2019 3.38% -0.11%
2018 3.49% -0.20%
2017 3.69% -0.05%
2016 3.74% 0.47%
2015 3.27% 0.06%
2014 3.21% -0.36%
2013 3.57% 0.33%
2012 3.24% -0.24%
2011 3.48% -0.10%
2010 3.58% -0.40%
2009 3.98% -0.06%
2008 4.04% 0.00%
2007 4.04% -0.14%
2006 4.18% -0.70%
2005 4.88% 0.18%
2004 4.70% 0.55%
2003 4.15% -0.69%
2002 4.84% -0.19%
2001 5.03% 0.14%
2000 4.88% -0.01%
1999 4.90% -0.05%
1998 4.95% 0.35%
1997 4.59% -0.12%
1996 4.72% 0.24%
1995 4.48% 0.23%
1994 4.25% -0.25%
1993 4.50% -0.22%
1992 4.72% 0.16%
1991 4.56% 0.16%