Unemployment Rate of Algeria
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Algeria was 12.83% in 2020, a difference of +1.02 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Algeria in 2020 was 12,231,916. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 9.67% and 20.44% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total, male, and female unemployment rates of Algeria for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Algeria.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Algeria (%)
Total
Male
Female
Unemployment Rate of Algeria
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 20.6 21.19 16.6
1992 24.38 24.94 20.64
1993 26.23 26.76 22.67
1994 27.74 28.12 25.17
1995 31.84 32.03 30.56
1996 28.56 28.56 28.56
1997 25.43 25.32 26.17
1998 26.83 26.68 27.77
1999 28.37 28.31 28.74
2000 29.77 29.78 29.72
2001 27.3 27.24 27.69
2002 25.9 25.71 27.09
2003 23.72 23.43 25.44
2004 17.65 17.56 18.21
2005 15.27 14.78 18.04
2006 12.27 11.59 16
2007 13.79 12.61 20.08
2008 11.33 9.98 18.29
2009 10.16 8.56 18.09
2010 9.96 8.11 19.09
2011 9.96 8.4 17.13
2012 10.97 9.57 17.01
2013 9.82 8.29 16.27
2014 10.21 8.99 15.64
2015 11.21 9.94 16.59
2016 10.2 8.21 18.32
2017 12 9.79 20.62
2018 11.89 9.72 20.49
2019 11.81 9.67 20.44
2020 12.83