Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 1998, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (37.03%), followed by South Africa (29.85%), and then Algeria (26.83%). Rwanda had the lowest unemployment rate (0.66%) in Africa in 1998.

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 1998.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 26.83
Angola 3.86
Benin 1
Botswana 20.86
Burkina Faso 2.44
Burundi 1.87
Cape Verde 10.77
Cameroon 7.81
Republic of Congo 19.97
Ivory Coast 4.1
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.9
Djibouti 11.64
Central African Republic 4.46
Chad 0.94
Egypt 8.03
Equatorial Guinea 8.53
Eritrea 6.86
Eswatini 23.12
Ethiopia 3.56
Gabon 17.49
Gambia 9.52
Ghana 8.2
Guinea 4.52
Guinea-Bissau 3.15
Kenya 2.92
Lesotho 37.03
Liberia 2.31
Libya 19.17
Madagascar 5.79
Malawi 6.02
Mali 3.92
Mauritania 9.96
Mauritius 9.36
Morocco 13.88
Mozambique 2.75
Zambia 12
Zimbabwe 6.44
Tanzania 3.22
Uganda 2.27
Tunisia 15.54
Togo 4.45
Sudan 15.43
Somalia 13.52
South Africa 29.85
South Sudan 12.71
Sierra Leone 3.43
Senegal 5.63
Rwanda 0.66
Niger 1.47
Nigeria 3.83
Namibia 23.02
Comoros 4.58
Sao Tome and Principe 14.38

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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