Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.18%, a 0.06% decline from 2021.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.23%, a 0.18% increase from 2020.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.06%, a 0.36% increase from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.69%, a 0% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
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Zimbabwe 7.95%
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Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
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Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
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Tanzania 2.76%
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Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 5.18% -0.06%
2021 5.23% 0.18%
2020 5.06% 0.36%
2019 4.69% 0.00%
2018 4.69% 0.12%
2017 4.57% 0.13%
2016 4.44% 0.10%
2015 4.34% 0.14%
2014 4.21% 0.15%
2013 4.05% 0.14%
2012 3.91% 0.13%
2011 3.78% 0.15%
2010 3.63% 0.05%
2009 3.57% 0.17%
2008 3.41% 0.11%
2007 3.30% -0.36%
2006 3.66% -0.34%
2005 4.00% 0.56%
2004 3.44% 0.66%
2003 2.78% 0.03%
2002 2.75% 0.10%
2001 2.65% 0.02%
2000 2.64% 0.13%
1999 2.51% 0.07%
1998 2.44% -0.03%
1997 2.47% 0.03%
1996 2.44% -0.07%
1995 2.51% -0.07%
1994 2.58% 0.00%
1993 2.58% -0.05%
1992 2.63% 0.07%
1991 2.55% 0.07%