Philippines Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.41%, a 0.11% decline from 2020.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.52%, a 0.28% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.24%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Philippines unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.34%, a 0.21% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
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Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Philippines Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 2.41% -0.11%
2020 2.52% 0.28%
2019 2.24% -0.10%
2018 2.34% -0.21%
2017 2.55% -0.15%
2016 2.70% -0.37%
2015 3.07% -0.53%
2014 3.60% 0.10%
2013 3.50% 0.00%
2012 3.50% -0.09%
2011 3.59% -0.02%
2010 3.61% -0.25%
2009 3.86% 0.14%
2008 3.72% 0.29%
2007 3.43% -0.62%
2006 4.05% 0.25%
2005 3.80% 0.25%
2004 3.55% 0.02%
2003 3.53% -0.10%
2002 3.63% -0.07%
2001 3.70% 0.05%
2000 3.65% -0.04%
1999 3.69% -0.11%
1998 3.81% 0.19%
1997 3.62% 0.02%
1996 3.59% -0.03%
1995 3.63% 0.00%
1994 3.63% -0.07%
1993 3.70% -0.05%
1992 3.75% -0.03%
1991 3.78% -0.03%