Bahrain Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2016 | Yearly | % | Central Informatics Organisation

Bahrain Unemployment Rate increased to 4.30 % in Dec 2016, from the previously reported number 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 Organisation.

In the latest reports, Bahrain Population reached 1.47 million people in Jun 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 72.64 % in Dec 2020.

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Bahrain Unemployment Rate

What was Bahrain's Unemployment Rate in 2016?

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 (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 8.99 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 8.91 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2020
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.0 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,850.646 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 761.088 2017 yearly 1990 - 2017
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 2.1 2017 yearly 1990 - 2017
National Government Debt (USD mn) 35,804.5 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2001 - Feb 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 98.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BHD bn) 4.887 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BHD bn) 26.615 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (BHD bn) 2.914 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Budget: Net Surplus or Deficit (BHD mn) -695.966 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Government Budget: Revenue: Non Oil: Taxation and Fees (BHD mn) 286.169 2017 yearly 1990 - 2017
Domestic Public Debt Instruments: Outstanding (BHD mn) 13,465.400 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2001 - Feb 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.585 2026 yearly 1996 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,558.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2019 - Dec 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,508,843.534 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,584.395 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 952.120 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 3,578.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -21.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2019 - Dec 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 126,221.920 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 38,700.526 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 44.727 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 56.908 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 46.612 Nov 2020 monthly Nov 1994 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 140.735 Sep 2019 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2019
Exports (BHD mn) 1,338.400 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports (BHD mn) 1,307.200 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Annual: Re-Exports (BHD mn) 109.900 2007 yearly 1991 - 2007
Energy Exports: Volume: Petroleum Products (Barrel th) 6,836.000 Dec 2018 monthly Jan 1990 - Dec 2018
BH: Export Volume Index (2000=100) 133.571 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
BH: Import Volume Index (2000=100) 178.036 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
BH: Export Value Index (2000=100) 294.754 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
BH: Import Value Index (2000=100) 278.315 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -205.0 2020 yearly 1975 - 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -713.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 294.9 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,504.780 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 28.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.363 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 26,197.814 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
BH: BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 2,418.351 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) -2,201.330 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 111.170 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,403.989 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 795.213 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 4,494.415 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 1,515.160 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Capital Account (USD mn) 795.213 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 32,515.691 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,504.255 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) -1,504.255 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (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: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,572.606 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment (USD mn) 2,775.798 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -4,977.128 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) 3,845.745 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BoP: CF: Capital Account (BHD mn) 293.100 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services (BHD mn) 781.900 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Reserve Assets: Net (BHD mn) 547.800 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Workers' Remittances (BHD mn) -1,029.500 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Balance of Payments (BoP): Current Account (BHD mn) -1,220.000 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income (BHD mn) -924.600 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income (BHD mn) -1,029.500 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (BHD mn) 4,205.000 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (BHD mn) 946.400 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (BHD mn) -3,423.100 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (BHD mn) -1,871.000 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account (BHD mn) 1,175.100 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Direct Investment (BHD mn) 188.000 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods (BHD mn) -47.800 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net (BHD mn) 817.300 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -472.200 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 1,289.500 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net (BHD mn) -378.000 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -420.900 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 42.900 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
BoP: Errors and Omissions (BHD mn) -248.200 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
International Investment Position (IIP) (BHD mn) 9,852.500 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
IIP: Assets (BHD mn) 50,541.700 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
IIP: Liabilities (BHD mn) 40,689.200 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
No of Registrations: New Enterprises (Unit) 12,841.000 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 5.5 Mar 2018 semiannually Mar 2013 - Mar 2018
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 7,880.483 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1974 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 34,431.146 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1974 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 5.9 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1975 - Feb 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,946.8 Dec 2020 monthly Oct 1965 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 5.638 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.6 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 6.649 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1966 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 45,816.194 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) -0.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 45,296.1 Feb 2021 monthly Sep 1991 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 9.7 Feb 2021 monthly Sep 1992 - Feb 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 27,690.311 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.22 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 72.90 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency Outside Banks (BHD mn) 535.600 Nov 2018 monthly Jan 1989 - Nov 2018
Official Reserves (BHD mn) 1,708.300 Sep 2015 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2015
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: Non Bank Residents (NR) (BHD mn) 10,196.700 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Personal (BHD mn) 4,596.700 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Business (BHD mn) 5,303.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020

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