Timor-Leste Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.07%, a 0.17% increase from 2020.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.91%, a 0.4% increase from 2019.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.51%, a 0.23% decline from 2018.
  • Timor-Leste unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.73%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Mongolia 7.08%
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Nicaragua 5.96%
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Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
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Bhutan 4.33%
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Philippines 2.41%
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Timor-Leste Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.07% 0.17%
2020 4.91% 0.40%
2019 4.51% -0.23%
2018 4.73% -0.03%
2017 4.76% 0.10%
2016 4.66% 0.21%
2015 4.45% 0.24%
2014 4.21% 0.19%
2013 4.02% 0.26%
2012 3.76% 0.21%
2011 3.55% 0.25%
2010 3.30% -0.01%
2009 3.31% 0.00%
2008 3.32% -0.03%
2007 3.34% -0.15%
2006 3.49% 0.05%
2005 3.44% -0.04%
2004 3.48% -0.04%
2003 3.52% -0.06%
2002 3.57% 0.20%
2001 3.37% -0.04%
2000 3.41% -0.52%
1999 3.93% 0.32%
1998 3.61% 0.05%
1997 3.56% 0.05%
1996 3.51% -0.02%
1995 3.53% -0.01%
1994 3.54% 0.02%
1993 3.52% -0.01%
1992 3.53% -0.01%
1991 3.54% -0.01%