Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2003, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (32.72%), followed by South Africa (32.31%), and then Eswatini (26.39%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.73%) in Africa in 2003.

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 2003.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 23.72
Angola 3.88
Benin 0.73
Botswana 23.8
Burkina Faso 2.78
Burundi 1.89
Cape Verde 10.81
Cameroon 5.9
Republic of Congo 20.03
Ivory Coast 5.18
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.92
Djibouti 11.69
Central African Republic 4.49
Chad 1.22
Egypt 11.01
Equatorial Guinea 8.56
Eritrea 6.89
Eswatini 26.39
Ethiopia 2.92
Gabon 17.22
Gambia 9.56
Ghana 7.34
Guinea 4.55
Guinea-Bissau 3.17
Kenya 2.94
Lesotho 32.72
Liberia 2.33
Libya 19.23
Madagascar 5.01
Malawi 6.05
Mali 7.86
Mauritania 10
Mauritius 8.3
Morocco 11.92
Mozambique 3
Zambia 14.8
Zimbabwe 4.72
Tanzania 3.21
Uganda 3.6
Tunisia 14.51
Togo 4.48
Sudan 15.48
Somalia 13.57
South Africa 32.31
South Sudan 12.75
Sierra Leone 3.45
Senegal 6.7
Rwanda 0.92
Niger 2.28
Nigeria 3.84
Namibia 21.71
Comoros 4.61
Sao Tome and Principe 16.36

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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