Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1991
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 1991, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (37.44%), followed by South Africa (29.44%), and then Eswatini (21.32%). Rwanda had the lowest unemployment rate (0.3%) in Africa in 1991.

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

See also: Youth Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 1991.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1991 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1991
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 20.6
Angola 3.75
Benin 1.48
Botswana 13.82
Burkina Faso 2.48
Burundi 1.75
Cape Verde 10.55
Cameroon 7.79
Republic of Congo 19.59
Ivory Coast 6.62
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.79
Djibouti 11.38
Central African Republic 4.29
Chad 0.67
Egypt 9.38
Equatorial Guinea 8.3
Eritrea 6.65
Eswatini 21.32
Ethiopia 2.96
Gabon 17.51
Gambia 9.29
Ghana 4.66
Guinea 4.37
Guinea-Bissau 3.01
Kenya 2.79
Lesotho 37.44
Liberia 2.21
Libya 18.85
Madagascar 5.56
Malawi 5.84
Mali 3.21
Mauritania 9.74
Mauritius 9.34
Morocco 13.57
Mozambique 2.59
Zambia 18.9
Zimbabwe 4.8
Tanzania 3.6
Uganda 0.94
Tunisia 15.64
Togo 4.26
Sudan 15.12
Somalia 13.24
South Africa 29.44
South Sudan 12.43
Sierra Leone 3.31
Senegal 5.49
Rwanda 0.3
Niger 1.39
Nigeria 3.71
Namibia 19.14
Comoros 4.45
Sao Tome and Principe 14.12

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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