Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2001
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2001, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (34.35%), followed by South Africa (30.69%), and then Algeria (27.3%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.75%) in Africa in 2001.

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 2001.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2001 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2001
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 27.3
Angola 3.85
Benin 0.75
Botswana 18.54
Burkina Faso 2.63
Burundi 1.86
Cape Verde 10.76
Cameroon 7.46
Republic of Congo 19.96
Ivory Coast 4.71
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.9
Djibouti 11.63
Central African Republic 4.45
Chad 1.09
Egypt 9.26
Equatorial Guinea 8.52
Eritrea 6.85
Eswatini 25
Ethiopia 3.28
Gabon 17.29
Gambia 9.51
Ghana 9.26
Guinea 4.52
Guinea-Bissau 3.14
Kenya 2.91
Lesotho 34.35
Liberia 2.31
Libya 19.16
Madagascar 5.35
Malawi 6.01
Mali 6.1
Mauritania 9.96
Mauritius 9.14
Morocco 12.46
Mozambique 2.88
Zambia 13.5
Zimbabwe 5.3
Tanzania 2.99
Uganda 3.14
Tunisia 14.4
Togo 4.44
Sudan 15.41
Somalia 13.51
South Africa 30.69
South Sudan 12.7
Sierra Leone 3.43
Senegal 5.62
Rwanda 0.82
Niger 1.47
Nigeria 3.82
Namibia 20.72
Comoros 4.58
Sao Tome and Principe 15.73

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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