Burundi Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.53%, a 0.03% increase from 2017.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.50%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.57%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2015 was 1.59%, a 0.02% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
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Haiti 13.53%
Yemen 12.93%
South Sudan 12.70%
Tajikistan 10.92%
Mali 9.57%
Gambia 8.91%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.12%
Eritrea 6.54%
Central African Republic 6.48%
Senegal 6.46%
Burkina Faso 6.06%
Malawi 5.43%
Zimbabwe 4.92%
Sierra Leone 4.31%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.16%
Guinea-Bissau 4.06%
Comoros 3.71%
Guinea 3.61%
North Korea 3.30%
Mozambique 3.17%
Chad 2.23%
Benin 2.13%
Liberia 2.03%
Tanzania 1.93%
Ethiopia 1.81%
Uganda 1.74%
Togo 1.67%
Madagascar 1.66%
Afghanistan 1.54%
Burundi 1.53%
Nepal 1.26%
Rwanda 0.97%
Niger 0.27%
Burundi Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 1.53% 0.03%
2017 1.50% -0.07%
2016 1.57% -0.03%
2015 1.59% 0.02%
2014 1.57% -0.10%
2013 1.67% -0.04%
2012 1.71% -0.05%
2011 1.77% -0.03%
2010 1.80% 0.01%
2009 1.80% 0.16%
2008 1.63% -0.01%
2007 1.64% -0.16%
2006 1.80% -0.15%
2005 1.95% -0.10%
2004 2.05% -0.02%
2003 2.07% -0.05%
2002 2.12% 0.06%
2001 2.06% -0.04%
2000 2.11% 0.05%
1999 2.05% 0.06%
1998 2.00% -0.02%
1997 2.02% 0.17%
1996 1.85% -0.04%
1995 1.89% 0.07%
1994 1.83% 0.22%
1993 1.61% 0.08%
1992 1.53% -0.02%
1991 1.55% -0.02%