Benin Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.54%, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.32%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.37%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.44%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Mali 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Benin Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 2.54% 0.22%
2019 2.32% -0.05%
2018 2.37% -0.07%
2017 2.44% -0.08%
2016 2.52% -0.05%
2015 2.57% -0.04%
2014 2.61% -0.05%
2013 2.66% 0.01%
2012 2.65% 0.00%
2011 2.65% 1.61%
2010 1.04% 0.07%
2009 0.97% 0.12%
2008 0.85% 0.03%
2007 0.82% 0.01%
2006 0.81% 0.01%
2005 0.80% 0.03%
2004 0.77% 0.04%
2003 0.73% 0.04%
2002 0.69% -0.06%
2001 0.75% -0.09%
2000 0.84% -0.08%
1999 0.92% -0.08%
1998 1.00% -0.08%
1997 1.08% -0.10%
1996 1.18% -0.09%
1995 1.27% -0.10%
1994 1.37% -0.09%
1993 1.46% -0.05%
1992 1.51% 0.03%
1991 1.48% 0.03%