Ghana Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.71%, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.63%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.77%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2015 was 6.81%, a 0.33% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 30.18%
Lesotho 23.60%
Eswatini 22.48%
Tunisia 15.48%
Georgia 14.11%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.32%
Sudan 12.88%
Cabo Verde 12.28%
Egypt 11.44%
Djibouti 11.12%
Congo, Rep. 10.38%
Mauritania 10.31%
Ukraine 9.38%
Kenya 9.31%
Morocco 9.04%
Angola 7.25%
Zambia 7.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.17%
Ghana 6.71%
Mongolia 6.32%
Nigeria 6.03%
Vanuatu 5.41%
Uzbekistan 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.48%
Sri Lanka 4.40%
El Salvador 4.39%
Bangladesh 4.31%
Indonesia 4.30%
Honduras 4.08%
Moldova 3.41%
Cameroon 3.36%
Bolivia 3.26%
Pakistan 3.04%
Timor-Leste 3.00%
India 2.55%
Philippines 2.52%
Papua New Guinea 2.37%
Bhutan 2.20%
Vietnam 1.89%
Solomon Islands 1.79%
Myanmar 1.56%
Cambodia 1.05%
Lao PDR 0.61%
Ghana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 6.71% 0.08%
2017 6.63% -0.14%
2016 6.77% -0.04%
2015 6.81% 0.33%
2014 6.48% 0.05%
2013 6.43% 0.42%
2012 6.01% 0.10%
2011 5.91% 0.59%
2010 5.32% 0.15%
2009 5.17% 0.52%
2008 4.66% 0.09%
2007 4.57% -0.07%
2006 4.64% -0.90%
2005 5.54% -0.93%
2004 6.47% -1.10%
2003 7.57% -1.01%
2002 8.58% -0.71%
2001 9.29% -1.07%
2000 10.36% 0.26%
1999 10.10% 1.90%
1998 8.20% 0.60%
1997 7.60% 0.52%
1996 7.08% 0.61%
1995 6.47% 0.62%
1994 5.85% 0.57%
1993 5.28% 0.58%
1992 4.70% 0.06%
1991 4.64% 0.06%