Syrian Arab Republic Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 10.57%, a 0.32% increase from 2020.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.26%, a 1.48% increase from 2019.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.77%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Syrian Arab Republic unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.76%, a 0% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
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Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
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Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
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Syrian Arab Republic Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 10.57% 0.32%
2020 10.26% 1.48%
2019 8.77% 0.02%
2018 8.76% 0.00%
2017 8.75% 0.03%
2016 8.73% 0.01%
2015 8.71% -0.01%
2014 8.72% -0.11%
2013 8.83% 0.02%
2012 8.81% 0.11%
2011 8.70% 0.09%
2010 8.61% 0.47%
2009 8.14% -2.80%
2008 10.94% 2.52%
2007 8.42% 0.25%
2006 8.17% -0.68%
2005 8.85% -0.68%
2004 9.54% -0.74%
2003 10.28% -0.65%
2002 10.93% -0.70%
2001 11.63% 2.03%
2000 9.60% 2.00%
1999 7.60% 0.15%
1998 7.45% 0.06%
1997 7.40% 0.10%
1996 7.29% 0.09%
1995 7.20% -0.30%
1994 7.50% 0.10%
1993 7.40% 0.37%
1992 7.03% 0.28%
1991 6.75% 0.28%