Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.76%, a 0.14% decline from 2020.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.90%, a 0.2% increase from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.69%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.69%, a 0.13% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso 4.76%
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Burkina Faso Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.76% -0.14%
2020 4.90% 0.20%
2019 4.69% 0.00%
2018 4.69% 0.13%
2017 4.56% 0.13%
2016 4.43% 0.11%
2015 4.32% 0.13%
2014 4.19% 0.14%
2013 4.05% 0.13%
2012 3.91% 0.13%
2011 3.79% 0.14%
2010 3.65% 0.09%
2009 3.56% 0.15%
2008 3.41% 0.11%
2007 3.30% -0.36%
2006 3.66% -0.35%
2005 4.00% 0.59%
2004 3.42% 0.64%
2003 2.78% 0.05%
2002 2.73% 0.08%
2001 2.65% 0.04%
2000 2.61% 0.10%
1999 2.51% 0.07%
1998 2.44% -0.03%
1997 2.47% 0.00%
1996 2.47% -0.06%
1995 2.53% -0.05%
1994 2.58% 0.00%
1993 2.58% -0.03%
1992 2.61% 0.04%
1991 2.58% 0.04%