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 2019 was 4.33%, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.16%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.22%, a 1.23% decline from 2016.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.45%, a 1.36% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
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%
Ghana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.33% 0.17%
2018 4.16% -0.07%
2017 4.22% -1.23%
2016 5.45% -1.36%
2015 6.81% 0.28%
2014 6.53% 0.26%
2013 6.27% 0.33%
2012 5.94% 0.32%
2011 5.62% 0.30%
2010 5.32% 0.20%
2009 5.13% 0.36%
2008 4.76% 0.10%
2007 4.67% 0.03%
2006 4.64% -0.89%
2005 5.52% -0.90%
2004 6.42% -0.96%
2003 7.38% -0.96%
2002 8.34% -0.94%
2001 9.28% -1.08%
2000 10.36% 0.26%
1999 10.10% 1.90%
1998 8.20% 0.62%
1997 7.58% 0.59%
1996 6.98% 0.60%
1995 6.39% 0.56%
1994 5.83% 0.55%
1993 5.28% 0.58%
1992 4.70% 0.04%
1991 4.66% 0.04%