Gambia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.06%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.03%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.14%, a 0.11% decline from 2016.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.25%, a 0.06% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Gambia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 9.06% 0.03%
2018 9.03% -0.11%
2017 9.14% -0.11%
2016 9.25% -0.06%
2015 9.31% -0.05%
2014 9.37% -0.08%
2013 9.44% 0.02%
2012 9.42% 0.02%
2011 9.40% 0.00%
2010 9.40% 0.08%
2009 9.31% 0.35%
2008 8.96% -0.05%
2007 9.01% -0.16%
2006 9.17% -0.18%
2005 9.35% -0.09%
2004 9.43% -0.07%
2003 9.50% 0.01%
2002 9.49% 0.07%
2001 9.42% 0.00%
2000 9.42% -0.03%
1999 9.45% 0.07%
1998 9.38% -0.01%
1997 9.39% -0.02%
1996 9.40% 0.02%
1995 9.38% 0.01%
1994 9.38% 0.02%
1993 9.35% 0.13%
1992 9.22% 0.07%
1991 9.15% 0.07%