Unemployment Rate of Burkina Faso
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Burkina Faso was 4.96% in 2020, a difference of +0.34 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Burkina Faso in 2020 was 7,602,668. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 4.69% and 4.54% 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 Burkina Faso for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Burkina Faso.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Burkina Faso (%)
Total
Male
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Unemployment Rate of Burkina Faso
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 2.48 2.34 2.63
1992 2.51 2.46 2.56
1993 2.56 2.43 2.71
1994 2.58 2.47 2.7
1995 2.54 2.4 2.71
1996 2.51 2.37 2.67
1997 2.47 2.38 2.58
1998 2.44 2.31 2.59
1999 2.52 2.37 2.7
2000 2.57 2.43 2.74
2001 2.63 2.42 2.88
2002 2.71 2.49 2.98
2003 2.78 2.5 3.13
2004 3.37 3.03 3.81
2005 4 3.48 4.67
2006 3.64 3.17 4.25
2007 3.3 2.82 3.93
2008 3.62 2.97 4.47
2009 4.23 3.34 5.37
2010 4.68 3.5 6.21
2011 5.12 3.72 6.9
2012 5.58 3.84 7.78
2013 6.07 3.94 8.73
2014 6.48 3.99 9.56
2015 6.04 4.34 8.14
2016 5.6 4.55 6.9
2017 5.13 4.68 5.7
2018 4.7 4.75 4.63
2019 4.62 4.69 4.54
2020 4.96