Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2010, Eswatini had the highest unemployment rate (26.82%), followed by Lesotho (26.81%), and then South Africa (24.68%). Niger had the lowest unemployment rate (0.58%) in Africa in 2010.

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 2010.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 9.96
Angola 9.43
Benin 1.04
Botswana 17.86
Burkina Faso 4.68
Burundi 1.74
Cape Verde 10.67
Cameroon 4.11
Republic of Congo 13.95
Ivory Coast 6.71
Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.98
Djibouti 11.52
Central African Republic 4.38
Chad 1.59
Egypt 8.76
Equatorial Guinea 8.42
Eritrea 6.76
Eswatini 26.82
Ethiopia 2.34
Gabon 20.39
Gambia 9.41
Ghana 5.32
Guinea 4.45
Guinea-Bissau 3.08
Kenya 2.86
Lesotho 26.81
Liberia 2.27
Libya 19.03
Madagascar 4.28
Malawi 5.94
Mali 8.07
Mauritania 9.86
Mauritius 7.65
Morocco 9.09
Mozambique 3.25
Zambia 13.19
Zimbabwe 5.22
Tanzania 2.98
Uganda 3.61
Tunisia 13.05
Togo 2.39
Sudan 15.17
Somalia 13.39
South Africa 24.68
South Sudan 12.58
Sierra Leone 4.16
Senegal 10.34
Rwanda 1.07
Niger 0.58
Nigeria 3.77
Namibia 22.1
Comoros 6.6
Sao Tome and Principe 14.64

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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