Bosnia and Herzegovina Unemployment rate

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Unemployment rate:

33.28% (2019 est.)
35.97% (2018 est.)

note: official rate; actual rate is lower as many technically unemployed persons work in the gray economy

Definition: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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Related Data From the International Monetary Fund

Variable: Unemployment rate

Note: Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, unemployed workers are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm]

Units: Percent of total labor force

Country-specific Note: Source: National Statistics Office. Total population figures are obtained from the CBBH for the period 96-05. Estimates for 06-16 are obtained applying the growth rates published by the International Labour Organization. Latest actual data: 2017 Employment type: National definition Primary domestic currency: Bosnian convertible marka Data last updated: 02/2019

Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, April 2019

YearUnemployment ratePercent Change
199570 
199650-28.57%
199732.23-35.54%
199829.272-9.18%
199931.0966.23%
200031.0960.00%
200131.0960.00%
200231.0960.00%
200331.0960.00%
200431.0960.00%
200531.0960.00%
200631.0960.00%
200729.013-6.70%
200823.408-19.32%
200924.0682.82%
201027.20213.02%
201127.61.46%
2012281.45%
201327.5-1.79%
201427.50.00%
201527.70.73%
201625.4-8.30%
201720.5-19.29%
201818.4-10.24%
201918-2.17%

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