Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.96%, a 0.34% increase from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.62%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.70%, a 0.43% decline from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.13%, a 0.47% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.96% 0.34%
2019 4.62% -0.08%
2018 4.70% -0.43%
2017 5.13% -0.47%
2016 5.60% -0.44%
2015 6.04% -0.44%
2014 6.48% 0.41%
2013 6.07% 0.49%
2012 5.58% 0.46%
2011 5.12% 0.44%
2010 4.68% 0.45%
2009 4.23% 0.61%
2008 3.62% 0.32%
2007 3.30% -0.34%
2006 3.64% -0.36%
2005 4.00% 0.63%
2004 3.37% 0.59%
2003 2.78% 0.07%
2002 2.71% 0.08%
2001 2.63% 0.06%
2000 2.57% 0.05%
1999 2.52% 0.08%
1998 2.44% -0.03%
1997 2.47% -0.04%
1996 2.51% -0.03%
1995 2.54% -0.04%
1994 2.58% 0.02%
1993 2.56% 0.05%
1992 2.51% 0.03%
1991 2.48% 0.03%