Benin Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2021 was 1.57%, a 0.01% decline from 2020.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.58%, a 0.11% increase from 2019.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.47%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Benin unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.47%, a 0.17% decline 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%
Benin Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 1.57% -0.01%
2020 1.58% 0.11%
2019 1.47% 0.00%
2018 1.47% -0.17%
2017 1.64% -0.18%
2016 1.83% -0.18%
2015 2.01% -0.13%
2014 2.13% -0.15%
2013 2.29% -0.18%
2012 2.47% -0.18%
2011 2.65% 1.61%
2010 1.04% 0.05%
2009 1.00% 0.05%
2008 0.94% 0.05%
2007 0.90% 0.04%
2006 0.86% 0.04%
2005 0.83% 0.05%
2004 0.77% 0.04%
2003 0.74% 0.05%
2002 0.69% -0.08%
2001 0.77% -0.08%
2000 0.85% -0.08%
1999 0.94% -0.09%
1998 1.02% -0.07%
1997 1.10% -0.09%
1996 1.18% -0.07%
1995 1.25% -0.10%
1994 1.36% -0.06%
1993 1.41% -0.10%
1992 1.51% 0.02%
1991 1.49% 0.02%