Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2006
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2006, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (29.69%), followed by South Africa (28.34%), and then Eswatini (27.85%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.81%) in Africa in 2006.

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 2006.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2006 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2006
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 12.27
Angola 3.73
Benin 0.81
Botswana 17.78
Burkina Faso 3.64
Burundi 1.73
Cape Verde 10.51
Cameroon 3.69
Republic of Congo 18.61
Ivory Coast 5.61
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.98
Djibouti 11.34
Central African Republic 4.27
Chad 1.28
Egypt 10.49
Equatorial Guinea 8.26
Eritrea 6.62
Eswatini 27.85
Ethiopia 2.39
Gabon 17.37
Gambia 9.26
Ghana 4.64
Guinea 4.35
Guinea-Bissau 2.98
Kenya 2.77
Lesotho 29.69
Liberia 2.19
Libya 18.8
Madagascar 2.84
Malawi 5.81
Mali 10.72
Mauritania 9.7
Mauritius 9.04
Morocco 9.67
Mozambique 2.97
Zambia 12.87
Zimbabwe 4.52
Tanzania 3.3
Uganda 2.21
Tunisia 12.51
Togo 4.23
Sudan 15.07
Somalia 13.19
South Africa 28.34
South Sudan 12.39
Sierra Leone 3.54
Senegal 10.03
Rwanda 0.9
Niger 2.33
Nigeria 3.69
Namibia 21.76
Comoros 5.07
Sao Tome and Principe 16.65

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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