Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.26%, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.09%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.22%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.34%, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.26% 0.17%
2018 6.09% -0.12%
2017 6.22% -0.13%
2016 6.34% -0.07%
2015 6.42% -0.06%
2014 6.48% 0.39%
2013 6.09% 0.49%
2012 5.60% 0.46%
2011 5.14% 0.43%
2010 4.72% 0.47%
2009 4.24% 0.64%
2008 3.61% 0.31%
2007 3.30% -0.34%
2006 3.64% -0.37%
2005 4.00% 0.63%
2004 3.37% 0.59%
2003 2.78% 0.06%
2002 2.72% 0.09%
2001 2.63% 0.06%
2000 2.57% 0.05%
1999 2.52% 0.08%
1998 2.44% -0.04%
1997 2.48% -0.04%
1996 2.52% -0.03%
1995 2.55% -0.03%
1994 2.58% 0.01%
1993 2.57% 0.06%
1992 2.51% 0.03%
1991 2.48% 0.03%