Unemployment Rate in Trinidad and Tobago decreased to 4.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 5.10 percent in the third quarter of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Trinidad and Tobago averaged 9.99 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 21.10 percent in the first quarter of 1993 and a record low of 3.10 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

Unemployment Rate in Trinidad and Tobago is expected to be 5.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Trinidad and Tobago to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Trinidad and Tobago Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Trinidad and Tobago Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 5.10 21.10 3.10 percent [+]
Population 1.37 1.36 1.37 0.85 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 27.30 32.10 106.20 20.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.30 59.10 64.50 57.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 596.40 602.00 643.50 384.60 Thousand [+]


Trinidad and Tobago Unemployment Rate

In Trinidad and Tobago, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Trinidad and Tobago Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Trinidad and Tobago Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 5.10 21.10 3.10 1991 - 2017 percent Quarterly




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Italy 10.60 Oct/18
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France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
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India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
Mexico 3.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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