Mauritania Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.31%, a 0.03% increase from 2017.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2017 was 10.28%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.38%, a 0.41% decline from 2015.
  • Mauritania unemployment rate for 2015 was 10.79%, a 0.58% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 30.18%
Lesotho 23.60%
Eswatini 22.48%
Tunisia 15.48%
Georgia 14.11%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.32%
Sudan 12.88%
Cabo Verde 12.28%
Egypt 11.44%
Djibouti 11.12%
Congo, Rep. 10.38%
Mauritania 10.31%
Ukraine 9.38%
Kenya 9.31%
Morocco 9.04%
Angola 7.25%
Zambia 7.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.17%
Ghana 6.71%
Mongolia 6.32%
Nigeria 6.03%
Vanuatu 5.41%
Uzbekistan 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.48%
Sri Lanka 4.40%
El Salvador 4.39%
Bangladesh 4.31%
Indonesia 4.30%
Honduras 4.08%
Moldova 3.41%
Cameroon 3.36%
Bolivia 3.26%
Pakistan 3.04%
Timor-Leste 3.00%
India 2.55%
Philippines 2.52%
Papua New Guinea 2.37%
Bhutan 2.20%
Vietnam 1.89%
Solomon Islands 1.79%
Myanmar 1.56%
Cambodia 1.05%
Lao PDR 0.61%
Mauritania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 10.31% 0.03%
2017 10.28% -0.10%
2016 10.38% -0.41%
2015 10.79% 0.58%
2014 10.21% 0.22%
2013 9.99% 0.12%
2012 9.87% -0.44%
2011 10.30% -0.29%
2010 10.59% -0.15%
2009 10.75% 1.04%
2008 9.71% -0.56%
2007 10.27% -0.37%
2006 10.64% 0.51%
2005 10.13% -0.82%
2004 10.96% -1.09%
2003 12.04% -0.44%
2002 12.48% 0.59%
2001 11.90% -0.16%
2000 12.06% -0.19%
1999 12.25% -0.01%
1998 12.25% 0.04%
1997 12.22% -0.01%
1996 12.22% 0.11%
1995 12.11% 1.34%
1994 10.77% -1.38%
1993 12.15% 0.60%
1992 11.55% 0.01%
1991 11.54% 0.01%