Benin Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.13%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.18%, a 0.24% decline from 2016.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.42%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2015 was 2.46%, a 0.08% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 13.96%
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%
Benin Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 2.13% -0.06%
2017 2.18% -0.24%
2016 2.42% -0.04%
2015 2.46% -0.08%
2014 2.54% -0.13%
2013 2.67% -0.07%
2012 2.74% 0.09%
2011 2.65% 1.61%
2010 1.04% 0.07%
2009 0.97% 0.18%
2008 0.79% 0.06%
2007 0.73% -0.05%
2006 0.78% -0.02%
2005 0.81% 0.04%
2004 0.77% 0.04%
2003 0.73% 0.04%
2002 0.69% -0.02%
2001 0.71% -0.10%
2000 0.82% -0.06%
1999 0.88% -0.10%
1998 0.98% -0.08%
1997 1.06% -0.10%
1996 1.16% -0.05%
1995 1.21% -0.08%
1994 1.29% -0.27%
1993 1.55% 0.04%
1992 1.51% 0.03%
1991 1.48% 0.03%