Samoa Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.84%, a 0.69% increase from 2020.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.15%, a 0.74% increase from 2019.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.41%, a 0.28% decline from 2018.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.69%, a 0.11% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Samoa Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 9.84% 0.69%
2020 9.15% 0.74%
2019 8.41% -0.28%
2018 8.69% 0.11%
2017 8.58% 0.27%
2016 8.31% -0.19%
2015 8.50% -0.22%
2014 8.72% 0.05%
2013 8.67% -0.08%
2012 8.75% 3.07%
2011 5.68% -0.05%
2010 5.73% -0.10%
2009 5.83% 0.25%
2008 5.58% 0.22%
2007 5.36% -0.06%
2006 5.42% 0.13%
2005 5.29% 0.08%
2004 5.22% 0.06%
2003 5.16% 0.06%
2002 5.10% 0.14%
2001 4.96% 0.30%
2000 4.66% 0.18%
1999 4.48% 0.31%
1998 4.18% 0.27%
1997 3.90% 0.43%
1996 3.47% 0.29%
1995 3.19% 0.15%
1994 3.04% 0.40%
1993 2.63% 0.25%
1992 2.38% 0.28%
1991 2.10% 0.28%