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 2018 was 6.06%, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.02%, a 0.35% decline from 2016.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.36%, a 0.34% decline from 2015.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2015 was 6.70%, a 0.23% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 6.06% 0.04%
2017 6.02% -0.35%
2016 6.36% -0.34%
2015 6.70% 0.23%
2014 6.48% 0.20%
2013 6.28% 0.47%
2012 5.81% 0.52%
2011 5.29% 0.38%
2010 4.91% 0.51%
2009 4.40% 0.80%
2008 3.59% 0.29%
2007 3.30% -0.40%
2006 3.70% -0.30%
2005 4.00% 0.61%
2004 3.39% 0.61%
2003 2.78% -0.03%
2002 2.81% 0.03%
2001 2.78% 0.11%
2000 2.66% 0.13%
1999 2.53% 0.09%
1998 2.44% -0.01%
1997 2.45% -0.09%
1996 2.54% -0.01%
1995 2.56% -0.02%
1994 2.58% 0.01%
1993 2.57% 0.16%
1992 2.41% -0.03%
1991 2.44% -0.03%