Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 7.64%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.75%, a 0.32% decline from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.07%, a 0.27% decline from 2016.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.34%, a 0.16% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.64% -0.11%
2018 7.75% -0.32%
2017 8.07% -0.27%
2016 8.34% -0.16%
2015 8.50% -0.10%
2014 8.60% 0.56%
2013 8.04% 0.68%
2012 7.36% 0.63%
2011 6.73% 0.62%
2010 6.11% 0.63%
2009 5.48% 0.81%
2008 4.67% 0.43%
2007 4.24% -0.45%
2006 4.69% -0.46%
2005 5.15% 0.82%
2004 4.33% 0.78%
2003 3.55% 0.09%
2002 3.46% 0.13%
2001 3.33% 0.06%
2000 3.27% 0.05%
1999 3.22% 0.11%
1998 3.11% -0.06%
1997 3.17% -0.05%
1996 3.22% -0.01%
1995 3.23% -0.04%
1994 3.27% 0.03%
1993 3.24% 0.04%
1992 3.20% 0.05%
1991 3.15% 0.05%