Ukraine: Unemployment rate

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 Ukraine

Unemployment rate

 Latest value 9.83
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 7.85
 Min - Max 1.9 - 11.86
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ukraine from 1991 to 2021. The average value for Ukraine during that period was 7.85 percent with a minimum of 1.9 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 11.86 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2021 is 9.83 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 178 countries is 8.01 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Ukraine - Unemployment rate - recent values

Historical chart
Ukraine - Unemployment rate - historical chart - 1991-2021




The unemployment rate in Ukraine and other countries is defined as the number of unemployed people as percent of the labor force. The labor force includes the people who are either employed or unemployed, i.e. who don't have a job but are actively looking for one. The labor force does not include people who are not looking for work, children, and the retired.

The unemployment rate seldom declines below 4-5 percent even during boom times. There are always people who move between different sectors of the economy or between cities. When the economy goes into recession, then unemployment can reach much higher numbers, sometimes even in the double digits.
Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 20.30 2021 million people
 Unemployment rate 9.83 2021 percent
 Female unemployment 10.14 2021 percent
 Male unemployment 9.54 2021 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.11 2021 percent
 Labor force participation 54.64 2021 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.81 2021 percent
 Female labor force participation 47.79 2021 percent
 Male labor force participation 62.90 2021 percent
 Employment 16.06 Q3/2021 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 9.10 Q3/2021 percent
 Labor cost 4,435.92 9/2021 index points
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