Mali Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Mali unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.50%, a 0.26% increase from 2019.
  • Mali unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.24%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Mali unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.31%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Mali unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.41%, a 0.19% 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%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Mali 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%
Mali Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.50% 0.26%
2019 7.24% -0.07%
2018 7.31% -0.10%
2017 7.41% -0.19%
2016 7.60% -0.13%
2015 7.73% 1.35%
2014 6.38% 0.03%
2013 6.35% -0.27%
2012 6.62% -0.28%
2011 6.90% -1.17%
2010 8.07% -1.21%
2009 9.28% -0.95%
2008 10.23% -1.48%
2007 11.71% 0.99%
2006 10.72% 0.96%
2005 9.76% 1.01%
2004 8.75% 0.89%
2003 7.86% 0.89%
2002 6.97% 0.87%
2001 6.10% 0.77%
2000 5.33% 0.71%
1999 4.62% 0.70%
1998 3.92% 0.62%
1997 3.30% 0.00%
1996 3.30% 0.00%
1995 3.30% -0.01%
1994 3.31% 0.02%
1993 3.29% 0.05%
1992 3.24% 0.03%
1991 3.21% 0.03%