Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2008
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2008, Lesotho had the highest unemployment rate (27.76%), followed by Eswatini (27.45%), and then South Africa (22.41%). Benin had the lowest unemployment rate (0.85%) in Africa in 2008.

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 2008.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2008 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2008
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 11.33
Angola 3.63
Benin 0.85
Botswana 16.35
Burkina Faso 3.62
Burundi 1.63
Cape Verde 10.31
Cameroon 3.31
Republic of Congo 16.52
Ivory Coast 5.88
Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.29
Djibouti 11.1
Central African Republic 4.12
Chad 1.32
Egypt 8.52
Equatorial Guinea 8.06
Eritrea 6.44
Eswatini 27.45
Ethiopia 2.24
Gabon 18.44
Gambia 9.05
Ghana 4.79
Guinea 4.21
Guinea-Bissau 2.86
Kenya 2.66
Lesotho 27.76
Liberia 2.11
Libya 18.51
Madagascar 3.34
Malawi 5.65
Mali 10.23
Mauritania 9.51
Mauritius 7.17
Morocco 9.57
Mozambique 2.95
Zambia 7.93
Zimbabwe 4.67
Tanzania 2.61
Uganda 2.92
Tunisia 12.44
Togo 3.08
Sudan 14.8
Somalia 12.94
South Africa 22.41
South Sudan 12.15
Sierra Leone 3.67
Senegal 9.85
Rwanda 0.88
Niger 1.22
Nigeria 3.59
Namibia 21.48
Comoros 5.59
Sao Tome and Principe 15.26

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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