Cameroon Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.87%, a 0.03% increase from 2020.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.84%, a 0.2% increase from 2019.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.64%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.62%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Cameroon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 3.87% 0.03%
2020 3.84% 0.20%
2019 3.64% 0.02%
2018 3.62% 0.02%
2017 3.60% 0.02%
2016 3.58% 0.02%
2015 3.55% 0.02%
2014 3.53% -0.15%
2013 3.68% -0.15%
2012 3.82% -0.14%
2011 3.97% -0.15%
2010 4.11% 0.34%
2009 3.77% 0.36%
2008 3.41% 0.35%
2007 3.06% -0.67%
2006 3.73% -0.67%
2005 4.40% -0.74%
2004 5.14% -0.79%
2003 5.93% -0.77%
2002 6.70% -0.76%
2001 7.46% -0.13%
2000 7.59% -0.11%
1999 7.70% -0.12%
1998 7.82% -0.11%
1997 7.93% -0.13%
1996 8.06% 0.13%
1995 7.93% 0.12%
1994 7.81% 0.01%
1993 7.80% 0.18%
1992 7.61% 0.12%
1991 7.50% 0.12%