Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.72%, a 0.31% decline from 2020.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.03%, a 0.28% increase from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.74%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.71%, a 0.19% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 35.66%
Somalia 34.74%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.22%
Yemen 25.47%
Comoros 21.66%
South Sudan 20.97%
Afghanistan 20.23%
Tajikistan 17.38%
Mali 17.31%
Gambia 15.49%
Eritrea 14.62%
Guinea-Bissau 12.84%
Central African Republic 11.80%
Sierra Leone 10.77%
Democratic Republic of Congo 10.08%
Malawi 9.85%
Togo 9.71%
Nepal 9.50%
Guinea 8.24%
Mozambique 8.12%
Burkina Faso 7.72%
Zimbabwe 7.33%
North Korea 6.13%
Ethiopia 5.72%
Senegal 5.04%
Madagascar 4.82%
Tanzania 4.60%
Uganda 4.33%
Benin 3.92%
Burundi 3.39%
Liberia 3.23%
Rwanda 2.93%
Chad 2.44%
Niger 1.02%
Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 7.72% -0.31%
2020 8.03% 0.28%
2019 7.74% 0.04%
2018 7.71% 0.19%
2017 7.52% 0.19%
2016 7.33% 0.18%
2015 7.15% 0.20%
2014 6.95% 0.24%
2013 6.71% 0.23%
2012 6.48% 0.23%
2011 6.25% 0.24%
2010 6.01% 0.17%
2009 5.84% 0.25%
2008 5.60% 0.20%
2007 5.39% -0.57%
2006 5.97% -0.57%
2005 6.54% 0.96%
2004 5.58% 1.03%
2003 4.55% 0.08%
2002 4.47% 0.12%
2001 4.35% 0.07%
2000 4.27% 0.14%
1999 4.14% 0.10%
1998 4.04% -0.06%
1997 4.10% -0.02%
1996 4.13% -0.09%
1995 4.22% -0.09%
1994 4.31% -0.02%
1993 4.33% -0.06%
1992 4.39% 0.03%
1991 4.36% 0.03%