Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2012
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2012, Eswatini had the highest unemployment rate (25.52%), followed by Lesotho (25.3%), and then South Africa (24.73%). Madagascar had the lowest unemployment rate (0.6%) in Africa in 2012.

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 2012.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2012 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2012
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 10.97
Angola 7.37
Benin 2.65
Botswana 17.86
Burkina Faso 5.58
Burundi 1.67
Cape Verde 11.21
Cameroon 3.84
Republic of Congo 10
Ivory Coast 7.22
Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.49
Djibouti 11.52
Central African Republic 4.38
Chad 1.73
Egypt 12.6
Equatorial Guinea 8.43
Eritrea 6.77
Eswatini 25.52
Ethiopia 2.28
Gabon 20.4
Gambia 9.42
Ghana 5.93
Guinea 4.45
Guinea-Bissau 3.08
Kenya 2.86
Lesotho 25.3
Liberia 2.21
Libya 19.03
Madagascar 0.6
Malawi 5.94
Mali 6.62
Mauritania 9.87
Mauritius 7.47
Morocco 8.99
Mozambique 3.35
Zambia 7.85
Zimbabwe 5.38
Tanzania 3.19
Uganda 3.55
Tunisia 17.63
Togo 2.05
Sudan 17.45
Somalia 13.39
South Africa 24.73
South Sudan 12.59
Sierra Leone 4.44
Senegal 9.42
Rwanda 1.14
Niger 2.18
Nigeria 3.74
Namibia 16.77
Comoros 7.39
Sao Tome and Principe 13.59

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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