Mauritania Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.66%, a 0.53% increase from 2019.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.13%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.22%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2017 was 10.34%, a 0.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho 24.65%
Eswatini 23.40%
Sudan 17.71%
Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Mauritania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 10.66% 0.53%
2019 10.13% -0.09%
2018 10.22% -0.12%
2017 10.34% 0.03%
2016 10.31% 0.09%
2015 10.22% 0.10%
2014 10.12% 0.08%
2013 10.04% 0.17%
2012 9.87% 0.01%
2011 9.86% 0.00%
2010 9.86% 0.05%
2009 9.81% 0.30%
2008 9.51% -0.06%
2007 9.57% -0.13%
2006 9.70% -0.16%
2005 9.86% -0.08%
2004 9.94% -0.06%
2003 10.00% 0.00%
2002 10.00% 0.04%
2001 9.96% -0.02%
2000 9.98% -0.03%
1999 10.01% 0.05%
1998 9.96% 0.00%
1997 9.96% -0.02%
1996 9.98% 0.01%
1995 9.97% -0.01%
1994 9.98% 0.04%
1993 9.94% 0.13%
1992 9.81% 0.07%
1991 9.74% 0.07%