Tonga Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Tonga unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.37%, a 1.36% increase from 2019.
  • Tonga unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.01%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Tonga unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.07%, a 0.14% increase from 2017.
  • Tonga unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.93%, a 0.13% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
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Thailand 1.02%
Tonga Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.37% 1.36%
2019 3.01% -0.06%
2018 3.07% 0.14%
2017 2.93% 0.13%
2016 2.80% 0.16%
2015 2.64% 0.18%
2014 2.46% 0.15%
2013 2.31% 0.20%
2012 2.11% 0.19%
2011 1.92% 0.17%
2010 1.75% 0.19%
2009 1.56% 0.25%
2008 1.31% 0.12%
2007 1.19% 0.10%
2006 1.09% -1.03%
2005 2.12% -1.36%
2004 3.48% -1.70%
2003 5.18% 0.50%
2002 4.68% 0.51%
2001 4.17% 0.43%
2000 3.74% 0.40%
1999 3.34% 0.43%
1998 2.91% 0.37%
1997 2.54% 0.34%
1996 2.20% 0.32%
1995 1.88% 0.30%
1994 1.58% 0.28%
1993 1.30% 0.03%
1992 1.27% 0.02%
1991 1.25% 0.02%