Senegal Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.60%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.53%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.62%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.71%, a 0.05% 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%
Senegal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.60% 0.08%
2018 6.53% -0.09%
2017 6.62% -0.09%
2016 6.71% -0.05%
2015 6.76% -0.85%
2014 7.61% -0.93%
2013 8.54% -0.89%
2012 9.43% -0.93%
2011 10.36% 0.01%
2010 10.35% 0.11%
2009 10.23% 0.43%
2008 9.80% -0.05%
2007 9.85% -0.18%
2006 10.03% 1.09%
2005 8.94% 1.14%
2004 7.80% 1.09%
2003 6.71% 1.06%
2002 5.65% 0.04%
2001 5.61% 0.00%
2000 5.61% -0.02%
1999 5.62% 0.04%
1998 5.58% 0.00%
1997 5.58% -0.01%
1996 5.59% 0.01%
1995 5.58% 0.00%
1994 5.58% 0.01%
1993 5.56% 0.08%
1992 5.48% 0.04%
1991 5.44% 0.04%