Gabon Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.49%, a 0.11% increase from 2017.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.37%, a 0.25% decline from 2016.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.63%, a 0.36% decline from 2015.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2015 was 19.99%, a 0.07% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Gabon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 19.49% 0.11%
2017 19.37% -0.25%
2016 19.63% -0.36%
2015 19.99% 0.07%
2014 19.92% -0.20%
2013 20.11% -0.06%
2012 20.18% -0.21%
2011 20.39% 0.00%
2010 20.39% 1.12%
2009 19.27% 1.46%
2008 17.82% 0.46%
2007 17.35% 0.33%
2006 17.03% 0.12%
2005 16.91% -0.39%
2004 17.30% -0.22%
2003 17.52% 0.09%
2002 17.43% 0.03%
2001 17.40% -0.22%
2000 17.62% -0.06%
1999 17.68% 0.58%
1998 17.10% -0.11%
1997 17.21% -0.45%
1996 17.66% 0.04%
1995 17.62% -0.02%
1994 17.64% -0.14%
1993 17.78% 0.56%
1992 17.22% 0.28%
1991 16.94% 0.28%