Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Cape Verde was 15.42% in 2021, a difference of +0.11 points from 2020; and the total labor force of Cape Verde in 2021 was 220,755. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 15.73% and 15.02% respectively in 2021.

The World Bank defines unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total, male, and female unemployment rates of Cape Verde for 1991-2021.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde (%)
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Male
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Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 11.27 10.82 12.04
1992 11.21 10.76 11.96
1993 11.19 10.75 11.94
1994 11.12 10.68 11.85
1995 11.12 10.68 11.84
1996 11.11 10.67 11.82
1997 11.08 10.65 11.78
1998 11.05 10.61 11.73
1999 11.03 10.59 11.70
2000 10.98 10.55 11.64
2001 11.01 10.58 11.65
2002 10.96 10.54 11.59
2003 10.93 10.51 11.55
2004 10.87 10.45 11.48
2005 10.85 10.44 11.44
2006 10.80 10.40 11.39
2007 10.73 10.34 11.31
2008 10.73 10.34 11.30
2009 10.73 10.35 11.29
2010 10.67 10.30 11.22
2011 10.88 10.50 11.43
2012 11.12 10.74 11.67
2013 11.35 10.96 11.89
2014 11.58 11.18 12.12
2015 11.80 11.40 12.34
2016 12.01 11.60 12.54
2017 12.24 11.83 12.77
2018 12.17 12.66 11.55
2019 12.22 12.68 11.62
2020 15.31 15.81 14.63
2021 15.42 15.73 15.02