Cameroon Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.38%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.36%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.41%, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.47%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Cameroon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.38% 0.02%
2018 3.36% -0.06%
2017 3.41% -0.06%
2016 3.47% -0.03%
2015 3.51% -0.03%
2014 3.53% -0.18%
2013 3.71% -0.13%
2012 3.84% -0.13%
2011 3.97% -0.14%
2010 4.11% 0.34%
2009 3.77% 0.47%
2008 3.30% 0.23%
2007 3.06% -0.63%
2006 3.69% -0.71%
2005 4.40% -0.74%
2004 5.14% -0.79%
2003 5.92% -0.78%
2002 6.70% -0.76%
2001 7.46% -0.13%
2000 7.59% -0.15%
1999 7.74% -0.05%
1998 7.79% -0.13%
1997 7.92% -0.14%
1996 8.06% 0.02%
1995 8.04% 0.01%
1994 8.03% 0.03%
1993 8.00% 0.15%
1992 7.85% 0.07%
1991 7.78% 0.07%