Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2022 was 3.64%, a 0.06% decline from 2021.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.70%, a 0.13% increase from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.57%, a 0.38% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.19%, a 0% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Mali 2.76%
Tanzania 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 3.64% -0.06%
2021 3.70% 0.13%
2020 3.57% 0.38%
2019 3.19% 0.00%
2018 3.19% -0.37%
2017 3.56% -0.37%
2016 3.93% -0.51%
2015 4.44% -0.24%
2014 4.68% 0.21%
2013 4.47% 0.09%
2012 4.38% 0.08%
2011 4.30% 0.12%
2010 4.18% 0.12%
2009 4.06% 0.14%
2008 3.92% 0.14%
2007 3.79% 0.11%
2006 3.68% 0.13%
2005 3.55% 0.13%
2004 3.42% 0.01%
2003 3.41% 0.07%
2002 3.34% -0.14%
2001 3.48% 0.05%
2000 3.43% -0.04%
1999 3.46% 0.02%
1998 3.45% -0.03%
1997 3.48% 0.03%
1996 3.45% -0.04%
1995 3.49% 0.02%
1994 3.47% 0.01%
1993 3.45% -0.09%
1992 3.54% 0.09%
1991 3.45% 0.09%