Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2005
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2005, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (30.78%), followed by South Africa (29.12%), and then Eswatini (27.47%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.8%) in Africa in 2005.

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 2005.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2005 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2005
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 15.27
Angola 3.81
Benin 0.8
Botswana 19.77
Burkina Faso 4
Burundi 1.81
Cape Verde 10.67
Cameroon 4.4
Republic of Congo 19.8
Ivory Coast 5.51
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.85
Djibouti 11.52
Central African Republic 4.38
Chad 1.29
Egypt 11.2
Equatorial Guinea 8.42
Eritrea 6.76
Eswatini 27.47
Ethiopia 2.5
Gabon 16.91
Gambia 9.41
Ghana 5.5
Guinea 4.45
Guinea-Bissau 3.08
Kenya 2.86
Lesotho 30.78
Liberia 2.27
Libya 19.02
Madagascar 2.62
Malawi 5.93
Mali 9.76
Mauritania 9.86
Mauritius 9.52
Morocco 11.01
Mozambique 3.01
Zambia 15.9
Zimbabwe 4.48
Tanzania 3.31
Uganda 1.9
Tunisia 12.87
Togo 4.36
Sudan 15.28
Somalia 13.39
South Africa 29.12
South Sudan 12.58
Sierra Leone 3.5
Senegal 8.92
Rwanda 0.93
Niger 3.1
Nigeria 3.77
Namibia 21.98
Comoros 4.84
Sao Tome and Principe 16.47

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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