Bahrain Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2016 | Yearly | % | Central Informatics Organization

Key information about Bahrain Unemployment Rate

  • Bahrain Unemployment Rate increased to 4.30% in Dec 2016, from the previously reported figure of 3.50% in Dec 2015.
  • Bahrain Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2016, with an average rate of 4.00%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 16.40% in Dec 2006 and a record low of 3.50% in Dec 2015.
  • The data is reported by reported by Central Informatics Organization.
  • In the latest reports, Bahrain Population reached 1.50 million people in Jun 2021.


View Bahrain's Unemployment Rate from 1991 to 2016 in the chart:

Bahrain Unemployment Rate

What was Bahrain's Unemployment Rate in 2016?

Bahrain Unemployment Rate increased to 4.30% in Dec 2016, from the previously reported figure of 3.50% in Dec 2015. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.30 2016 3.50 2015 3.50 2015 16.40 2006 % yearly 1991 - 2016

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.50 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 3.90 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 4.35 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2022
Belgium (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 10.50 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 7.75 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Apr 2022
China (%) 5.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 6.40 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) 5.40 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.42 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.78 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Finland (%) 6.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - May 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 3.00 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Apr 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 3.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Iceland (%) 3.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.70 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Israel (%) 3.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Apr 2022
Italy (%) 8.36 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Apr 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.64 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.09 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 12.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 2.90 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 7.21 May 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - May 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.86 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.20 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Apr 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.54 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 13.65 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.60 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -13.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -4,576.393 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,276.013 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 3.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 38,733.1 Mar 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 95.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BHD bn) 4.987 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BHD bn) 25.321 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (BHD bn) 3.470 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Government Budget: Net Surplus or Deficit (BHD mn) -1,721.094 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Government Budget: Revenue: Non Oil: Taxation and Fees (BHD mn) 479.884 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Net Government Debt: Outstanding (BHD mn) 10,730.785 2017 yearly 1995 - 2017
Domestic Public Debt Instruments: Outstanding (BHD mn) 14,566.800 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Apr 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.242 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 4,904.0 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 7,413.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 66.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2019 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 2,778,894.614 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,208.739 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 756.714 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 5,261.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 28.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2019 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 161,392.351 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 39,849.060 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 104.340 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 63.152 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 41.685 Mar 2022 monthly Nov 1994 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 199.019 Sep 2019 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2019
Exports (BHD mn) 2,788.100 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Imports (BHD mn) 1,978.600 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Exports: Annual: Re-Exports (BHD mn) 109.900 2007 yearly 1991 - 2007
Exports: HS: Annual (BHD mn) 8,410.900 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Imports: Annual (BHD mn) 6,566.600 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Energy Imports: Value: Crude Oil: Annual (USD th) 2,776,458.000 2020 yearly 1978 - 2020
Energy Exports: Volume: Petroleum Products (Barrel th) 7,489.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 64.3 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,476.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 13.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,759.2 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 946.339 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 9.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 0.895 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 23,433.782 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 1,515.160 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,572.606 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Equity (USD mn) 981.915 2011 yearly 1975 - 2011
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 111.170 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,403.989 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 2,572.606 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (BHD mn) -3,802.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Capital Account (BHD mn) 0.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Reserve Assets: Net (BHD mn) -946.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -397.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (BHD mn) 4,837.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income (BHD mn) -950.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net (BHD mn) 97.200 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 891.400 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Balance of Payments (BoP): Current Account (BHD mn) 978.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income (BHD mn) -950.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account (BHD mn) -636.700 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Errors and Omissions (BHD mn) -341.800 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 494.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods (BHD mn) 1,844.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (BHD mn) 970.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Direct Investment (BHD mn) 637.400 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Workers' Remittances (BHD mn) -950.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services (BHD mn) 1,034.800 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (BHD mn) -1,920.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net (BHD mn) -425.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -1,316.400 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
IIP: Liabilities (BHD mn) 44,681.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (BHD mn) 8,813.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
IIP: Assets (BHD mn) 53,494.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
No of Registrations: New Enterprises (Unit) 2,071.000 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 5.5 Mar 2018 semiannually Mar 2013 - Mar 2018
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 8,797.573 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 35,686.461 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 2.0 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1975 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 May 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,341.0 Apr 2022 monthly Oct 1965 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 8.131 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.7 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 6.649 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1966 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 50,264.704 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 10.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 49,430.6 Apr 2022 monthly Sep 1991 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 7.2 Apr 2022 monthly Sep 1992 - Apr 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 29,441.264 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.88 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 68.57 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3 (BHD mn) 14,918.800 Apr 2022 monthly Sep 1991 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency Outside Banks (BHD mn) 535.600 Nov 2018 monthly Jan 1989 - Nov 2018
Money Supply: M3: M2 (BHD mn) 13,421.000 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (BHD mn) 3,308.600 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Apr 2022
Currency in Circulation (BHD mn) 759.400 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Official Reserves (BHD mn) 1,708.300 Sep 2015 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2015
Deposits: Retail Banks (BHD mn) 18,903.600 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: Non Bank Residents (NR) (BHD mn) 11,072.300 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Personal (BHD mn) 5,540.200 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Business (BHD mn) 5,111.100 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022

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