Romania Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.84%, a 0.93% 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.
  • Romania unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.93%, a 0.97% 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%
Romania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.84% 0.93%
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% -0.09%
1993 8.26% 0.00%
1992 8.26% 0.08%
1991 8.18% 0.08%