Syrian Arab Republic Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.03%, a 0.87% increase from 2019.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.16%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.23%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.33%, a 0.11% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
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Tajikistan 7.50%
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Ethiopia 2.79%
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Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
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Syrian Arab Republic Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 9.03% 0.87%
2019 8.16% -0.07%
2018 8.23% -0.10%
2017 8.33% -0.11%
2016 8.44% -0.06%
2015 8.50% -0.05%
2014 8.55% -0.07%
2013 8.62% 0.01%
2012 8.61% 0.01%
2011 8.60% -0.01%
2010 8.61% 0.47%
2009 8.14% -2.80%
2008 10.94% 2.52%
2007 8.42% 0.25%
2006 8.17% -0.73%
2005 8.90% -0.69%
2004 9.59% -0.69%
2003 10.28% -0.70%
2002 10.98% -0.65%
2001 11.63% 2.12%
2000 9.51% 1.91%
1999 7.60% 0.13%
1998 7.47% 0.09%
1997 7.38% 0.09%
1996 7.29% 0.09%
1995 7.20% -0.30%
1994 7.50% 0.10%
1993 7.40% 0.35%
1992 7.05% 0.30%
1991 6.75% 0.30%