Uruguay Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.45%, a 0.1% increase from 2020.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.35%, a 1.47% increase from 2019.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.88%, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • Uruguay unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.34%, a 0.45% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Uruguay Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 10.45% 0.10%
2020 10.35% 1.47%
2019 8.88% 0.54%
2018 8.34% 0.45%
2017 7.89% 0.05%
2016 7.84% 0.35%
2015 7.49% 0.94%
2014 6.55% 0.11%
2013 6.44% -0.01%
2012 6.45% 0.14%
2011 6.31% -0.85%
2010 7.16% -0.58%
2009 7.74% -0.29%
2008 8.03% -1.37%
2007 9.40% -1.44%
2006 10.84% -1.17%
2005 12.01% -0.97%
2004 12.98% -3.68%
2003 16.66% 0.01%
2002 16.65% 1.60%
2001 15.05% 2.42%
2000 12.63% 2.16%
1999 10.47% 1.11%
1998 9.36% -2.08%
1997 11.44% -0.49%
1996 11.93% 1.91%
1995 10.02% 0.98%
1994 9.04% 0.69%
1993 8.35% -0.61%
1992 8.96% 0.01%
1991 8.95% 0.01%