Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Cape Verde was 13.41% in 2020, a difference of +1.34 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Cape Verde in 2020 was 228,079. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 12.55% and 11.46% respectively in 2019.

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 1991-2020.

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 10.55 10.59 10.47
1992 10.62 10.62 10.62
1993 10.75 10.61 10.96
1994 10.79 10.63 11.04
1995 10.78 10.62 11.04
1996 10.78 10.64 11.01
1997 10.77 10.59 11.06
1998 10.77 10.59 11.05
1999 10.82 10.52 11.27
2000 10.79 10.61 11.05
2001 10.76 10.6 11.01
2002 10.81 10.63 11.07
2003 10.81 10.59 11.13
2004 10.75 10.55 11.05
2005 10.67 10.44 11
2006 10.51 10.21 10.95
2007 10.37 9.99 10.94
2008 10.31 10 10.78
2009 10.62 10.49 10.81
2010 10.67 10.45 11
2011 10.93 10.62 11.38
2012 11.21 11 11.51
2013 11.49 11.3 11.77
2014 11.69 11.44 12.02
2015 11.9 11.61 12.29
2016 12.1 11.69 12.64
2017 12.24 11.83 12.77
2018 12.17 12.66 11.55
2019 12.07 12.55 11.46
2020 13.41