Jamaica Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2022 was 6.05%, a 0.04% increase from 2021.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.01%, a 0.49% decline from 2020.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.50%, a 1.51% increase from 2019.
  • Jamaica unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.99%, a 0.48% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Jamaica Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 6.05% 0.04%
2021 6.01% -0.49%
2020 6.50% 1.51%
2019 4.99% -0.48%
2018 5.47% -1.93%
2017 7.40% -1.23%
2016 8.63% -0.21%
2015 8.84% -0.21%
2014 9.05% -0.65%
2013 9.70% 1.01%
2012 8.69% 0.66%
2011 8.03% 0.40%
2010 7.63% 0.32%
2009 7.31% 0.64%
2008 6.67% -0.01%
2007 6.68% -0.02%
2006 6.70% -0.07%
2005 6.77% -0.03%
2004 6.80% 0.00%
2003 6.80% -0.06%
2002 6.87% -0.05%
2001 6.92% -0.04%
2000 6.96% -0.03%
1999 6.99% -0.09%
1998 7.08% -0.01%
1997 7.10% -0.02%
1996 7.11% 0.01%
1995 7.11% -0.05%
1994 7.15% 0.09%
1993 7.06% -0.15%
1992 7.20% 0.02%
1991 7.19% 0.02%