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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in North Korea

North Korea Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.3 % 2019
Employed Persons 15912 Thousand Person | 15.912 Million Person 2020
Employment Rate  74.2 % 2015


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     North Korea - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in North Korea?

  • Unemployment Rate in North Korea remained unchanged at 3.3 % in 2019. The maximum rate was 4.3 % and minimum was 3.3 %.
  • Data published Yearly by World Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.3 2019 11.02.2020
4.2 2017 27.03.2018
4.3 2016 11.08.2017
4.3 2015 31.12.2015
4.3 2014 31.12.2014
4.3 2013 31.12.2013
4.4 2012 31.12.2012
4.4 2011 31.12.2011


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in North Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Kim Jong-un 17.12.2011 - 4.4000 4.3000 4.4000 4.3000 -2.27%
Kim Jong-il 08.06.1994 - 17.12.2011 4.8000 4.4000 5.2000 4.4000 -8.33%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     North Korea - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in North Korea?

  • Number of Employed Persons in North Korea decreased to 15912 Thousand Person (15.912 Million Person) in 2020. The maximum rate was 16134 Thousand Person and minimum was 12121 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Yearly by International Labour Organization.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
15912 2020 24.03.2021
14103 2017 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in North Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     North Korea - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in North Korea?

  • Employment Rate in North Korea remained unchanged at 74.2 % in 2015. The maximum rate was 80.4 % and minimum was 74.2 %.
  • Data published Yearly by International Labour Organization.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
74.2 2015 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in North Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in North Korea

Index Updated Actual Previous
Labor Force Participation Rate 2019 70.5 % 70.5

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6