Myanmar Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | World Bank

Myanmar Unemployment Rate increased to 1.79 % in Dec 2020, from the previously reported number of 0.50 % in Dec 2019. Myanmar Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 0.81 %. The data reached an all-time high of 1.79 % in Dec 2020 and a record low of 0.50 % in Dec 2019. The data is reported by reported by World Bank.

In the latest reports, Myanmar Population reached 54.41 million people in Dec 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 56.61 % in Dec 2020.

View Myanmar's Unemployment Rate from 1991 to 2020 in the chart:

Myanmar Unemployment Rate

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
1.79 2020 0.50 2019 0.50 2019 1.79 2020 % yearly 1991 - 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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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 (%) 16.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 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 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 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 (%) 10.20 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
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 (%) 3.90 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Mar 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 (%) 21.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 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 (%) -2.6 2018 yearly 1986 - 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,766.426 2017 yearly 2000 - 2017
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 779.689 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 2012 - Aug 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 6.5 2017 yearly 2005 - 2017
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MMK bn) 44,066.599 2025 yearly 1998 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MMK bn) 107,109.687 2025 yearly 1998 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (MMK bn) 35,210.902 2025 yearly 1998 - 2025
Budget: Revenue (MMK mn) 5,512,476.197 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: TR: PPC: Specific Goods Tax (MMK mn) 338,875.630 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: TR: Tax on Income and Profit (MMK mn) 782,567.927 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: TR: PPC: Excise duty (MMK mn) 219.636 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: Expense (EX) (MMK mn) 4,332,399.189 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: Net Capital Expenditure (NEX) (MMK mn) 960,193.330 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: Net Borrowing/ Net Lending (MMK mn) 219,883.678 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: Total Revenue (MMK mn) 4,931,381.594 Dec 2019 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2019
Budget: Total Expenditure (MMK mn) 5,663,937.625 Dec 2019 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2019
Budget: Government Deficit/Surplus (MMK mn) 227,175.669 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Budget: Revenue (MMK mn) 22,315,579.937 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: TR: PPC: Specific Goods Tax (MMK mn) 1,348,541.412 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: TR: Tax on Income and Profit (MMK mn) 2,473,685.029 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: TR: PPC: Excise duty (MMK mn) 1,130.033 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: Expense (EX) (MMK mn) 23,032,259.947 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: Net Capital Expenditure (NEX) (MMK mn) 7,465,678.122 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: Net Borrowing/ Net Lending (MMK mn) -8,182,358.132 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: Total Revenue (MMK mn) 25,199,759.518 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: Total Expenditure (MMK mn) 31,918,891.000 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Budget: Government Deficit/Surplus (MMK mn) -6,719,131.482 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
State Govt Budget: Revenue (MMK mn) 16,990,007.590 2017 yearly 1981 - 2017
State Govt Budget: Expenditure (MMK mn) 18,882,644.183 2017 yearly 1981 - 2017
State Govt Budget: Surplus of Deficit (MMK mn) -2,394,722.400 2018 yearly 1981 - 2018
State Govt Revenue: Tax: Goods & Services and Commercial (MMK mn) 180,698.000 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2020
State Govt Revenue: Tax: Income (MMK mn) 766,713.000 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2020
Government Expenditure: Current Account (CA) (MMK mn) 15,396,950.000 2018 yearly 1981 - 2018
Government Expenditure: Capital Account (MMK mn) 4,063,114.700 2018 yearly 1981 - 2018
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 6.921 2026 yearly 1999 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 8.2 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,416.3 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -2.1 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2011 - Aug 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 4,860.031 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 131.579 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 48.132 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,408.1 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -0.7 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2011 - Aug 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 492,532.085 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 74,094.962 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 92.090 Aug 2020 monthly Aug 2010 - Aug 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 33.590 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 415.550 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 534.740 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Re Exports (USD mn) 677.000 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Edible Vegetable Oil & Other Hydrogenated Oils (USD mn) 49.100 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Machinery Non-Electric & Transport Equipment (USD mn) 217.900 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Refined Mineral Oil (USD mn) 158.800 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Fabric of Artificial & Synthetics Fabric (USD mn) 77.300 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Plastic (USD mn) 65.600 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Matpe (USD mn) 34.700 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Sesamum Seeds (USD mn) 27.300 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Fish & Fish Products (USD mn) 21.000 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Teak Log (USD mn) 0.400 Mar 2015 monthly Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
Exports: Gas (USD mn) 269.300 Aug 2020 monthly Aug 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: China (USD mn) 534.740 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: China (USD mn) 415.550 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: India (USD mn) 46.160 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Japan (USD mn) 126.930 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Singapore (USD mn) 12.620 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Exports: Thailand (USD mn) 212.310 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: India (USD mn) 80.250 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 40.210 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Singapore (USD mn) 149.440 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Imports: Thailand (USD mn) 152.480 Aug 2020 monthly Jul 2010 - Aug 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -910.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 429.9 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 11,114.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 66.1 2019 yearly 1973 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.532 2026 yearly 1998 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -34,807.393 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (USD mn) 527.881 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Net (USD mn) 96.373 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
Balance of Payment(BoP): Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -912.912 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Imports (f.o.b) (USD mn) 3,262.045 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Exports (f.o.b) (USD mn) 2,260.520 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Payments (USD mn) 725.547 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Net (USD mn) -535.642 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Receipts (USD mn) 821.921 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Receipts (USD mn) 576.751 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Financial Account (USD mn) -665.096 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Receipts (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Net (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Payments (USD mn) 48.870 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Payments (USD mn) 770.277 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Payments (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Receipts (USD mn) 234.634 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Assets (USD mn) 89.042 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Liabilities (USD mn) 754.137 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) 245.684 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
FDI: PE: Value (USD mn) 82.075 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Mining (USD mn) 0.000 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Oil & Gas (USD mn) 0.000 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Manufacturing (USD mn) 31.935 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Power (USD mn) 0.000 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: China (USD mn) 19.149 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Hong Kong (USD mn) 0.840 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Japan (USD mn) 0.000 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: South Korea (USD mn) 0.000 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
FDI: PE: Value: Singapore (USD mn) 30.690 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 2004 - Nov 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 16,021.354 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 2012 - Aug 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 56,190.815 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 2012 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 15.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.5 Feb 2021 monthly May 2011 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 7,224.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1950 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 4.2 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 2010 - Jun 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 441.650 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1950 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 73,291.844 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 45,849.0 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 2012 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 15.1 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 25.74 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Money Supply: M1 (MMK mn) 19,471,606.000 Jan 2020 monthly Jun 2010 - Jan 2020
Reserve Requirement Rate: MMK (%) 3.500 Mar 2021 monthly May 2011 - Mar 2021
Money Stock: M2 (MMK mn) 63,195,862.070 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2013 - Dec 2019
Money Stock: M1 (MMK mn) 19,108,381.160 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2013 - Dec 2019
Money Stock: M0 (MMK mn) 18,618,267.520 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2013 - Dec 2019

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