Cabo Verde Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.41%, a 1.34% increase from 2019.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.07%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.17%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.24%, a 0.14% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Cabo Verde Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.41% 1.34%
2019 12.07% -0.10%
2018 12.17% -0.07%
2017 12.24% 0.14%
2016 12.10% 0.20%
2015 11.90% 0.21%
2014 11.69% 0.20%
2013 11.49% 0.28%
2012 11.21% 0.28%
2011 10.93% 0.26%
2010 10.67% 0.05%
2009 10.62% 0.31%
2008 10.31% -0.06%
2007 10.37% -0.14%
2006 10.51% -0.16%
2005 10.67% -0.08%
2004 10.75% -0.06%
2003 10.81% 0.00%
2002 10.81% 0.05%
2001 10.76% -0.03%
2000 10.79% -0.03%
1999 10.82% 0.05%
1998 10.77% 0.00%
1997 10.77% -0.01%
1996 10.78% 0.00%
1995 10.78% -0.01%
1994 10.79% 0.04%
1993 10.75% 0.13%
1992 10.62% 0.07%
1991 10.55% 0.07%