Unemployment Rate of Mauritania
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Mauritania was 10.66% in 2020, a difference of +0.53 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Mauritania in 2020 was 1,249,658. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 9.5% and 11.52% 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 Mauritania for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Mauritania.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Mauritania (%)
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Male
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Unemployment Rate of Mauritania
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 9.74 8.87 11.79
1992 9.81 8.93 11.9
1993 9.94 9.02 12.1
1994 9.98 9 12.26
1995 9.97 8.97 12.32
1996 9.98 9.03 12.17
1997 9.96 9.16 11.84
1998 9.96 9.08 12.02
1999 10.01 9.04 12.26
2000 9.98 9.1 12.01
2001 9.96 9.03 12.1
2002 10 9.12 12.04
2003 10 8.99 12.34
2004 9.94 8.83 12.5
2005 9.86 8.64 12.66
2006 9.7 8.51 12.45
2007 9.57 8.57 11.83
2008 9.51 8.49 11.82
2009 9.81 8.81 12.07
2010 9.86 8.75 12.37
2011 9.86 8.71 12.41
2012 9.87 8.62 12.63
2013 10.04 8.9 12.56
2014 10.12 9.12 12.34
2015 10.22 9.46 11.91
2016 10.31 9.64 11.79
2017 10.34 9.78 11.59
2018 10.22 9.63 11.51
2019 10.13 9.5 11.52
2020 10.66