Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.43%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.42%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.50%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.59%, 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%
Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.43% 0.01%
2018 4.42% -0.08%
2017 4.50% -0.09%
2016 4.59% -0.05%
2015 4.64% -0.04%
2014 4.68% 0.08%
2013 4.60% 0.16%
2012 4.44% 0.15%
2011 4.29% 0.14%
2010 4.16% 0.19%
2009 3.97% 0.34%
2008 3.63% 0.09%
2007 3.54% 0.03%
2006 3.51% 0.02%
2005 3.49% 0.07%
2004 3.42% -0.04%
2003 3.46% 0.00%
2002 3.45% 0.04%
2001 3.41% 0.00%
2000 3.41% -0.01%
1999 3.43% 0.04%
1998 3.39% 0.00%
1997 3.39% -0.01%
1996 3.40% 0.01%
1995 3.39% 0.00%
1994 3.39% 0.01%
1993 3.38% 0.07%
1992 3.30% 0.04%
1991 3.27% 0.04%