Benin Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2022 was 1.65%, a 0.1% decline from 2021.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2021 was 1.75%, a 0.08% increase from 2020.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.67%, a 0.21% increase from 2019.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.47%, a 0% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Tanzania 2.76%
Mali 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Benin Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 1.65% -0.10%
2021 1.75% 0.08%
2020 1.67% 0.21%
2019 1.47% 0.00%
2018 1.47% -0.17%
2017 1.64% -0.19%
2016 1.84% -0.19%
2015 2.02% -0.09%
2014 2.11% -0.14%
2013 2.25% -0.20%
2012 2.45% -0.20%
2011 2.65% 1.61%
2010 1.04% 0.04%
2009 1.00% 0.06%
2008 0.94% 0.05%
2007 0.89% 0.03%
2006 0.86% 0.03%
2005 0.83% 0.06%
2004 0.77% 0.04%
2003 0.74% 0.05%
2002 0.69% -0.08%
2001 0.77% -0.08%
2000 0.84% -0.08%
1999 0.93% -0.09%
1998 1.02% -0.07%
1997 1.08% -0.09%
1996 1.18% -0.06%
1995 1.24% -0.12%
1994 1.36% -0.04%
1993 1.40% -0.11%
1992 1.51% 0.03%
1991 1.48% 0.03%