Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2007, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (28.65%), followed by Eswatini (28.24%), and then South Africa (26.54%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.82%) in Africa in 2007.

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 2007.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 13.79
Angola 3.66
Benin 0.82
Botswana 17
Burkina Faso 3.3
Burundi 1.66
Cape Verde 10.37
Cameroon 3.06
Republic of Congo 17.49
Ivory Coast 5.71
Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.11
Djibouti 11.17
Central African Republic 4.17
Chad 1.29
Egypt 8.8
Equatorial Guinea 8.12
Eritrea 6.5
Eswatini 28.24
Ethiopia 2.29
Gabon 17.84
Gambia 9.12
Ghana 4.69
Guinea 4.25
Guinea-Bissau 2.9
Kenya 2.69
Lesotho 28.65
Liberia 2.13
Libya 18.6
Madagascar 3.06
Malawi 5.7
Mali 11.71
Mauritania 9.57
Mauritius 8.48
Morocco 9.56
Mozambique 2.94
Zambia 10.2
Zimbabwe 4.57
Tanzania 2.92
Uganda 2.53
Tunisia 12.37
Togo 3.6
Sudan 14.88
Somalia 13.02
South Africa 26.54
South Sudan 12.22
Sierra Leone 3.58
Senegal 9.89
Rwanda 0.88
Niger 1.7
Nigeria 3.62
Namibia 21.56
Comoros 5.3
Sao Tome and Principe 15.89

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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