Cameroon Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.62%, a 0.3% increase from 2019.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.32%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.36%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.41%, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Moldova 4.71%
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Ghana 4.53%
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Cameroon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 3.62% 0.30%
2019 3.32% -0.04%
2018 3.36% -0.05%
2017 3.41% -0.06%
2016 3.47% -0.04%
2015 3.51% -0.02%
2014 3.53% -0.18%
2013 3.71% -0.13%
2012 3.84% -0.13%
2011 3.97% -0.14%
2010 4.11% 0.34%
2009 3.77% 0.46%
2008 3.31% 0.25%
2007 3.06% -0.63%
2006 3.69% -0.71%
2005 4.40% -0.73%
2004 5.13% -0.77%
2003 5.90% -0.78%
2002 6.68% -0.78%
2001 7.46% -0.14%
2000 7.60% -0.15%
1999 7.75% -0.06%
1998 7.81% -0.12%
1997 7.93% -0.13%
1996 8.06% 0.00%
1995 8.06% 0.00%
1994 8.06% 0.04%
1993 8.02% 0.14%
1992 7.88% 0.09%
1991 7.79% 0.09%