Samoa Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.87%, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.22%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.32%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Samoa unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.44%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
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%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Samoa Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 8.87% 0.65%
2019 8.22% -0.10%
2018 8.32% -0.12%
2017 8.44% -0.14%
2016 8.58% -0.08%
2015 8.66% -0.06%
2014 8.72% -0.07%
2013 8.79% 0.04%
2012 8.75% 3.07%
2011 5.68% 0.08%
2010 5.60% 0.12%
2009 5.48% 0.30%
2008 5.18% 0.03%
2007 5.15% -0.02%
2006 5.17% -0.03%
2005 5.20% 0.01%
2004 5.19% 0.04%
2003 5.15% 0.08%
2002 5.07% 0.11%
2001 4.96% 0.32%
2000 4.64% 0.30%
1999 4.34% 0.33%
1998 4.01% 0.30%
1997 3.71% 0.28%
1996 3.43% 0.28%
1995 3.15% 0.26%
1994 2.89% 0.26%
1993 2.63% 0.28%
1992 2.35% 0.25%
1991 2.10% 0.25%