Peru Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.24%, a 3.21% increase from 2019.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.03%, a 0.15% decline from 2018.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.18%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Peru unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.35%, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Peru Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 6.24% 3.21%
2019 3.03% -0.15%
2018 3.18% -0.17%
2017 3.35% -0.03%
2016 3.38% 0.46%
2015 2.92% 0.07%
2014 2.85% -0.36%
2013 3.21% 0.27%
2012 2.94% -0.33%
2011 3.27% -0.03%
2010 3.30% -0.43%
2009 3.73% -0.09%
2008 3.82% -0.10%
2007 3.92% -0.34%
2006 4.26% -0.60%
2005 4.86% -0.04%
2004 4.90% 0.11%
2003 4.79% -1.01%
2002 5.80% 0.04%
2001 5.76% -0.02%
2000 5.78% -0.03%
1999 5.81% 0.05%
1998 5.76% 0.00%
1997 5.76% -0.01%
1996 5.77% 0.00%
1995 5.77% -0.01%
1994 5.78% 0.04%
1993 5.74% 0.11%
1992 5.63% 0.07%
1991 5.56% 0.07%