Niger Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.48%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.47%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.49%, a 0.02% decline from 2016.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2016 was 0.51%, a 0.01% 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%
Niger Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 0.48% 0.00%
2018 0.47% -0.02%
2017 0.49% -0.02%
2016 0.51% -0.01%
2015 0.52% -0.01%
2014 0.52% 0.07%
2013 0.46% 0.07%
2012 0.38% 0.07%
2011 0.32% -0.27%
2010 0.58% -0.33%
2009 0.91% -0.29%
2008 1.20% -0.47%
2007 1.67% -0.64%
2006 2.30% -0.80%
2005 3.10% 0.40%
2004 2.70% 0.40%
2003 2.29% 0.42%
2002 1.88% 0.41%
2001 1.47% 0.00%
2000 1.47% -0.01%
1999 1.48% 0.03%
1998 1.45% 0.00%
1997 1.46% -0.01%
1996 1.46% 0.01%
1995 1.45% 0.00%
1994 1.45% 0.01%
1993 1.44% 0.06%
1992 1.38% 0.03%
1991 1.36% 0.03%