Unemployment Rate of Tunisia
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Tunisia was 16.69% in 2020, a difference of +1.56 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Tunisia in 2020 was 4,107,933. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 12.39% and 22.41% 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 Tunisia for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Tunisia.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Tunisia (%)
Total
Male
Female
Unemployment Rate of Tunisia
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 15.64 15.28 16.84
1992 15.74 15.27 17.32
1993 15.91 15.56 17.06
1994 15.96 15.59 17.16
1995 15.95 15.61 17.08
1996 15.96 15.5 17.43
1997 15.94 15.49 17.34
1998 15.54 15.12 16.86
1999 15.21 14.77 16.58
2000 14.94 14.56 16.11
2001 14.4 14.01 15.56
2002 14.55 14.15 15.74
2003 14.51 13.93 16.2
2004 14.23 13.46 16.46
2005 12.87 12.06 15.17
2006 12.51 11.55 15.15
2007 12.37 11.34 15.16
2008 12.44 11.16 15.95
2009 13.29 11.29 18.8
2010 13.05 10.91 18.97
2011 18.33 15.07 27.42
2012 17.63 14.67 25.66
2013 15.93 13.29 23.05
2014 15.06 12.64 21.43
2015 15.16 12.41 22.23
2016 15.51 12.53 23.26
2017 15.38 12.49 22.95
2018 15.46 12.61 22.96
2019 15.13 12.39 22.41
2020 16.69