Unemployment Rate in Kuwait decreased to 2.06 percent in 2018 from 2.08 percent in 2017. Unemployment Rate in Kuwait averaged 1.53 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3.60 percent in 2011 and a record low of 0.50 percent in 1990.

Unemployment Rate in Kuwait is expected to be 2.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kuwait Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 1.99 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Kuwait Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.06 2.08 3.60 0.50 percent [+]
Population 4.60 4.10 4.60 0.26 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.00 69.60 72.00 69.00 percent [+]


Kuwait Unemployment Rate

In Kuwait, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Kuwait Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kuwait Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.06 2.08 3.60 0.50 1983 - 2018 percent Yearly




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South Africa 27.60 Mar/19
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Italy 10.20 Mar/19
Argentina 9.10 Dec/18
France 8.70 Mar/19
Euro Area 7.70 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Dec/18
Canada 5.70 Apr/19
Australia 5.20 Apr/19
Indonesia 5.01 Mar/19
Russia 4.70 Mar/19
South Korea 4.10 Apr/19
United Kingdom 3.80 Mar/19
China 3.67 Mar/19
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India 3.53 Dec/18
Netherlands 3.30 Apr/19
Germany 3.20 Mar/19
Mexico 3.20 Mar/19
Japan 2.50 Mar/19
Switzerland 2.40 Apr/19
Singapore 2.20 Mar/19


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