Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1995
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 1995, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (37.96%), followed by Algeria (31.84%), and then South Africa (29.87%). Rwanda had the lowest unemployment rate (0.51%) in Africa in 1995.

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 1995.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1995 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1995
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 31.84
Angola 3.86
Benin 1.27
Botswana 21.39
Burkina Faso 2.54
Burundi 1.87
Cape Verde 10.78
Cameroon 8.06
Republic of Congo 19.99
Ivory Coast 4.1
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.91
Djibouti 11.65
Central African Republic 4.47
Chad 0.8
Egypt 11.04
Equatorial Guinea 8.54
Eritrea 6.87
Eswatini 21.65
Ethiopia 3.21
Gabon 17.7
Gambia 9.53
Ghana 6.39
Guinea 4.53
Guinea-Bissau 3.15
Kenya 2.92
Lesotho 37.96
Liberia 2.32
Libya 19.19
Madagascar 5.8
Malawi 6.03
Mali 3.3
Mauritania 9.97
Mauritius 9.59
Morocco 13.89
Mozambique 2.71
Zambia 16.72
Zimbabwe 5.58
Tanzania 3.45
Uganda 1.55
Tunisia 15.95
Togo 4.46
Sudan 15.44
Somalia 13.53
South Africa 29.87
South Sudan 12.72
Sierra Leone 3.44
Senegal 5.63
Rwanda 0.51
Niger 1.48
Nigeria 3.83
Namibia 21.02
Comoros 4.59
Sao Tome and Principe 14.39

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

Use the links below to see the unemployment rate of African countries.