Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2015, South Africa had the highest unemployment rate (25.15%), followed by Lesotho (24.4%), and then Eswatini (23.44%). Niger had the lowest unemployment rate (0.52%) in Africa in 2015.

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 2015.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015
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Country Unemployment(%)
Algeria 11.21
Angola 7.26
Benin 2.57
Botswana 17.71
Burkina Faso 6.04
Burundi 1.55
Cape Verde 11.9
Cameroon 3.51
Republic of Congo 9.9
Ivory Coast 3.1
Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.4
Djibouti 11.39
Central African Republic 4.3
Chad 1.87
Egypt 13.05
Equatorial Guinea 8.31
Eritrea 6.66
Eswatini 23.44
Ethiopia 2.2
Gabon 20.22
Gambia 9.3
Ghana 6.81
Guinea 4.38
Guinea-Bissau 3.01
Kenya 2.8
Lesotho 24.4
Liberia 2.08
Libya 18.87
Madagascar 1.79
Malawi 5.85
Mali 7.73
Mauritania 10.22
Mauritius 7.41
Morocco 9.46
Mozambique 3.43
Zambia 10.1
Zimbabwe 5.29
Tanzania 2.1
Uganda 1.86
Tunisia 15.16
Togo 2.2
Sudan 17.29
Somalia 13.25
South Africa 25.15
South Sudan 12.45
Sierra Leone 4.64
Senegal 6.76
Rwanda 1.14
Niger 0.52
Nigeria 4.31
Namibia 20.89
Comoros 8.09
Sao Tome and Principe 13.46

Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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