Gambia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.64%, a 0.7% increase from 2019.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.94%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.02%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.12%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Gambia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 9.64% 0.70%
2019 8.94% -0.08%
2018 9.02% -0.10%
2017 9.12% -0.12%
2016 9.24% -0.06%
2015 9.30% -0.05%
2014 9.35% -0.08%
2013 9.43% 0.01%
2012 9.42% 0.01%
2011 9.41% 0.00%
2010 9.41% 0.05%
2009 9.36% 0.31%
2008 9.05% -0.07%
2007 9.12% -0.14%
2006 9.26% -0.15%
2005 9.41% -0.09%
2004 9.50% -0.06%
2003 9.56% 0.00%
2002 9.56% 0.05%
2001 9.51% -0.02%
2000 9.53% -0.04%
1999 9.57% 0.05%
1998 9.52% 0.00%
1997 9.52% -0.01%
1996 9.53% 0.00%
1995 9.53% 0.00%
1994 9.53% 0.04%
1993 9.49% 0.12%
1992 9.37% 0.08%
1991 9.29% 0.08%