Romania Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.17%, a 0.14% increase from 2020.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.03%, a 1.12% increase from 2019.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.91%, a 0.28% decline from 2018.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.19%, a 0.74% 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%
Romania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.17% 0.14%
2020 5.03% 1.12%
2019 3.91% -0.28%
2018 4.19% -0.74%
2017 4.93% -0.97%
2016 5.90% -0.91%
2015 6.81% 0.01%
2014 6.80% -0.30%
2013 7.10% 0.31%
2012 6.79% -0.39%
2011 7.18% 0.22%
2010 6.96% 0.10%
2009 6.86% 1.07%
2008 5.79% -0.62%
2007 6.41% -0.86%
2006 7.27% 0.10%
2005 7.17% -0.55%
2004 7.72% 0.77%
2003 6.95% -1.16%
2002 8.11% 1.55%
2001 6.56% -0.41%
2000 6.97% 0.73%
1999 6.24% 0.61%
1998 5.63% 0.12%
1997 5.51% -1.23%
1996 6.74% -1.27%
1995 8.01% -0.16%
1994 8.17% -0.19%
1993 8.36% 0.10%
1992 8.26% 0.19%
1991 8.07% 0.19%