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 2019 was 1.43%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.45%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.49%, a 0.04% decline from 2016.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.53%, a 0.02% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
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Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
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Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Burundi Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 1.43% -0.02%
2018 1.45% -0.04%
2017 1.49% -0.04%
2016 1.53% -0.02%
2015 1.55% -0.02%
2014 1.57% -0.07%
2013 1.64% -0.03%
2012 1.68% -0.04%
2011 1.72% -0.04%
2010 1.76% 0.00%
2009 1.76% 0.13%
2008 1.63% -0.03%
2007 1.66% -0.08%
2006 1.74% -0.09%
2005 1.83% -0.05%
2004 1.88% -0.04%
2003 1.92% 0.00%
2002 1.91% 0.04%
2001 1.87% 0.00%
2000 1.88% -0.02%
1999 1.89% 0.03%
1998 1.86% 0.00%
1997 1.86% -0.01%
1996 1.87% 0.01%
1995 1.86% 0.00%
1994 1.86% 0.01%
1993 1.85% 0.07%
1992 1.78% 0.03%
1991 1.74% 0.03%