Guinea-Bissau Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.06%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.03%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.22%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2015 was 4.32%, a 0.04% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 13.96%
Haiti 13.53%
Yemen 12.93%
South Sudan 12.70%
Tajikistan 10.92%
Mali 9.57%
Gambia 8.91%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.12%
Eritrea 6.54%
Central African Republic 6.48%
Senegal 6.46%
Burkina Faso 6.06%
Malawi 5.43%
Zimbabwe 4.92%
Sierra Leone 4.31%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.16%
Guinea-Bissau 4.06%
Comoros 3.71%
Guinea 3.61%
North Korea 3.30%
Mozambique 3.17%
Chad 2.23%
Benin 2.13%
Liberia 2.03%
Tanzania 1.93%
Ethiopia 1.81%
Uganda 1.74%
Togo 1.67%
Madagascar 1.66%
Afghanistan 1.54%
Burundi 1.53%
Nepal 1.26%
Rwanda 0.97%
Niger 0.27%
Guinea-Bissau Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 4.06% 0.02%
2017 4.03% -0.19%
2016 4.22% -0.10%
2015 4.32% 0.04%
2014 4.28% -0.20%
2013 4.47% 0.02%
2012 4.45% 0.01%
2011 4.44% 0.06%
2010 4.38% 0.07%
2009 4.30% 0.45%
2008 3.86% -0.09%
2007 3.95% -0.28%
2006 4.23% -0.25%
2005 4.48% -0.17%
2004 4.65% -0.03%
2003 4.68% -0.06%
2002 4.74% 0.12%
2001 4.62% -0.06%
2000 4.68% -0.09%
1999 4.77% 0.20%
1998 4.56% 0.07%
1997 4.49% -0.15%
1996 4.64% 0.04%
1995 4.60% 0.39%
1994 4.21% -0.17%
1993 4.38% 0.31%
1992 4.07% 0.04%
1991 4.03% 0.04%