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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in North Korea

North Korea Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 2.6 % 2021
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 decreased to 2.6 % in 2021. The maximum rate was 4.7 % and minimum was 3.3 %.
  • Data published Yearly by World Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.6 2021 27.07.2022
4.7 2020 01.07.2021
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


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

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Bangladesh 2021 5.2 % 5.3
Jordan 1Q/22 22.8 % 23.3
Kyrgyzstan May/22 2.9 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 2Q/22 24 % 25
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2021 0.61 % 0.33
China 2Q/22 5.4 % 5.5
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 7.8 % 7.6
Israel Jun/22 3.3 % 3.7
Pakistan 2021 6.5 % 4.4
South Korea Jul/22 2.9 % 2.9
Taiwan Jun/22 3.73 % 3.73
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2021 6.2 % 6.4
Armenia 1Q/22 14.8 % 14.5
Hong Kong Jul/22 4.3 % 4.7
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Jun/22 2.6 % 2.6
Kazakhstan Jun/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Jun/22 3.7 % 3.4
Malaysia Jun/22 3.8 % 3.9
Philippines 2Q/22 6 % 6
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/22 2.1 % 2.2
Sri Lanka 1Q/22 4.3 % 4.6
Thailand Mar/22 1.53 % 1.64
Oman 2021 3.1 % 2.9
Iran 4Q/21 8.9 % 9.6
Laos 2021 1.3 % 1
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 1Q/22 6 % 6.9
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2021 2.6 % 2.9
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.2
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 7.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 1Q/22 8.7 % 8.1