Unemployment in Bahrain

Bahrain Unemployment | Economic News & Forecasts

Bahrain - Unemployment

The economy likely softened in Q4 2018 as ebbing crude oil prices dragged on the oil sector. Moreover, declining prices for aluminum, the country’s second-top export, could also have hit economic growth in the period. In more positive news, total non-oil exports accelerated notably in 2018, reflective of diversification efforts, while FDI climbed to an all-time high in the year. Moving to Q1, a gradual recovery in oil prices will likely support economic growth and replenish the government’s battered coffers. Meanwhile, on 25 February, Bahrain’s cabinet approved a draft state budget that seeks to considerably reduce the fiscal deficit over the coming years. This should support business sentiment going forward.

Bahrain - Unemployment Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Unemployment Rate4.3  4.1  4.2  4.3  -     

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Bahrain Unemployment Chart

Bahrain Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: Central Informatics Organization.

Bahrain Facts

Exchange Rate0.380.03 %Mar 11
Stock Market1,4060.04 %Mar 11

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