Burundi Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2021 was 1.79%, a 0.09% increase from 2020.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.71%, a 0.12% increase from 2019.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.59%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Burundi unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.59%, a 0% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Burundi Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 1.79% 0.09%
2020 1.71% 0.12%
2019 1.59% 0.00%
2018 1.59% 0.00%
2017 1.59% 0.00%
2016 1.59% -0.01%
2015 1.60% 0.03%
2014 1.57% -0.01%
2013 1.58% -0.01%
2012 1.59% -0.01%
2011 1.60% -0.01%
2010 1.61% -0.01%
2009 1.62% -0.01%
2008 1.63% 0.00%
2007 1.63% 0.01%
2006 1.61% -0.01%
2005 1.62% 0.02%
2004 1.60% -0.01%
2003 1.61% 0.03%
2002 1.59% 0.00%
2001 1.59% 0.00%
2000 1.59% 0.01%
1999 1.58% 0.03%
1998 1.56% -0.02%
1997 1.57% -0.02%
1996 1.59% 0.01%
1995 1.58% 0.02%
1994 1.56% 0.00%
1993 1.56% 0.03%
1992 1.53% 0.02%
1991 1.51% 0.02%