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 2019 was 2.47%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.44%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.50%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.57%, a 0.04% 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%
Guinea-Bissau Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.47% 0.03%
2018 2.44% -0.06%
2017 2.50% -0.07%
2016 2.57% -0.04%
2015 2.60% -0.03%
2014 2.64% -0.05%
2013 2.68% 0.01%
2012 2.67% 0.01%
2011 2.66% 0.00%
2010 2.66% 0.05%
2009 2.61% 0.20%
2008 2.41% -0.03%
2007 2.44% -0.09%
2006 2.53% -0.11%
2005 2.63% -0.05%
2004 2.68% -0.04%
2003 2.72% 0.00%
2002 2.72% 0.04%
2001 2.68% 0.00%
2000 2.68% -0.02%
1999 2.70% 0.04%
1998 2.66% 0.00%
1997 2.66% -0.01%
1996 2.67% 0.01%
1995 2.66% 0.00%
1994 2.66% 0.01%
1993 2.65% 0.08%
1992 2.57% 0.04%
1991 2.53% 0.04%