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 2019 was 2.23%, a 0.15% decline from 2018.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.39%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.46%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.54%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
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%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
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%
Benin Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.23% -0.15%
2018 2.39% -0.07%
2017 2.46% -0.08%
2016 2.54% -0.04%
2015 2.58% -0.04%
2014 2.62% -0.06%
2013 2.68% 0.02%
2012 2.66% 0.01%
2011 2.65% 1.61%
2010 1.04% 0.07%
2009 0.97% 0.13%
2008 0.83% 0.03%
2007 0.80% 0.01%
2006 0.80% 0.01%
2005 0.79% 0.03%
2004 0.77% 0.03%
2003 0.73% 0.04%
2002 0.69% -0.06%
2001 0.75% -0.08%
2000 0.83% -0.09%
1999 0.92% -0.07%
1998 0.99% -0.09%
1997 1.08% -0.10%
1996 1.18% -0.09%
1995 1.27% -0.10%
1994 1.37% -0.10%
1993 1.46% -0.05%
1992 1.51% 0.03%
1991 1.48% 0.03%