Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004
Updated on July 26, 2022.

In 2004, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (32.18%), followed by South Africa (29.45%), and then Djibouti (27.85%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.77%) in Africa in 2004.

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 2004.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 17.65
Angola 3.92
Benin 0.77
Botswana 21.83
Burkina Faso 3.42
Burundi 1.60
Cape Verde 10.87
Cameroon 5.14
Republic of Congo 19.85
Ivory Coast 5.46
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.85
Djibouti 27.85
Central African Republic 5.72
Chad 0.84
Egypt 10.32
Equatorial Guinea 8.71
Eritrea 5.37
Eswatini 26.52
Ethiopia 2.69
Gabon 17.01
Gambia 9.19
Ghana 6.59
Guinea 4.63
Guinea-Bissau 6.25
Kenya 2.94
Lesotho 32.18
Liberia 2.17
Libya 19.51
Madagascar 3.83
Malawi 5.82
Mali 8.75
Mauritania 9.81
Mauritius 8.34
Morocco 10.83
Mozambique 2.97
Zambia 15.30
Zimbabwe 4.39
Tanzania 3.16
Uganda 2.75
Tunisia 14.23
Togo 4.16
Sudan 15.05
Somalia 19.02
South Africa 29.45
South Sudan 12.12
Sierra Leone 3.42
Senegal 7.79
Rwanda 0.95
Niger 2.75
Nigeria 3.88
Namibia 22.09
Comoros 4.57
Sao Tome and Principe 16.12

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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