Papua New Guinea Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Papua New Guinea unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.75%, a 0.16% increase from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.60%, a 0.15% increase from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.45%, a 0.12% decline from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.56%, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
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Papua New Guinea Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 2.75% 0.16%
2020 2.60% 0.15%
2019 2.45% -0.12%
2018 2.56% 0.06%
2017 2.51% 0.02%
2016 2.48% 0.01%
2015 2.48% 0.10%
2014 2.38% -0.17%
2013 2.55% 0.00%
2012 2.54% -0.08%
2011 2.62% 0.62%
2010 2.00% -0.12%
2009 2.12% -0.19%
2008 2.31% 0.07%
2007 2.25% -0.11%
2006 2.36% -0.05%
2005 2.41% -0.13%
2004 2.54% -0.08%
2003 2.62% -0.11%
2002 2.73% -0.07%
2001 2.80% -0.12%
2000 2.92% 0.10%
1999 2.82% -0.09%
1998 2.90% 0.02%
1997 2.89% 0.23%
1996 2.66% -0.18%
1995 2.84% 0.19%
1994 2.65% 0.22%
1993 2.44% -0.05%
1992 2.49% -0.05%
1991 2.54% -0.05%