Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.31%, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.03%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.20%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.38%, a 0.14% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.31% 0.28%
2018 8.03% -0.17%
2017 8.20% -0.19%
2016 8.38% -0.14%
2015 8.52% -0.07%
2014 8.60% 0.61%
2013 7.98% 0.72%
2012 7.26% 0.67%
2011 6.59% 0.64%
2010 5.95% 0.59%
2009 5.36% 0.93%
2008 4.43% 0.41%
2007 4.02% -0.43%
2006 4.44% -0.46%
2005 4.90% 0.80%
2004 4.10% 0.84%
2003 3.26% 0.05%
2002 3.21% 0.15%
2001 3.07% 0.02%
2000 3.04% 0.12%
1999 2.92% 0.11%
1998 2.81% -0.06%
1997 2.87% -0.01%
1996 2.88% -0.10%
1995 2.97% -0.09%
1994 3.07% 0.04%
1993 3.03% 0.04%
1992 2.99% 0.13%
1991 2.86% 0.13%