Gabon Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.47%, a 0.83% increase from 2019.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.64%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.77%, a 0.16% decline from 2017.
  • Gabon unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.93%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Gabon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 20.47% 0.83%
2019 19.64% -0.13%
2018 19.77% -0.16%
2017 19.93% -0.18%
2016 20.11% -0.11%
2015 20.22% -0.08%
2014 20.30% -0.11%
2013 20.41% 0.01%
2012 20.40% 0.02%
2011 20.38% -0.01%
2010 20.39% 0.80%
2009 19.59% 1.15%
2008 18.44% 0.60%
2007 17.84% 0.47%
2006 17.37% 0.46%
2005 16.91% -0.17%
2004 17.08% -0.14%
2003 17.22% -0.07%
2002 17.29% 0.00%
2001 17.29% -0.10%
2000 17.39% -0.10%
1999 17.49% 0.00%
1998 17.49% -0.07%
1997 17.56% -0.08%
1996 17.64% -0.06%
1995 17.70% -0.07%
1994 17.77% -0.01%
1993 17.78% 0.17%
1992 17.61% 0.10%
1991 17.51% 0.10%