Cameroon Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.00%, a 0.12% decline from 2021.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.12%, a 0.18% increase from 2020.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.95%, a 0.32% increase from 2019.
  • Cameroon unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.63%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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West Bank and Gaza 25.72%
Eswatini 24.39%
Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
Cameroon Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.00% -0.12%
2021 4.12% 0.18%
2020 3.95% 0.32%
2019 3.63% 0.02%
2018 3.61% 0.01%
2017 3.60% 0.03%
2016 3.57% 0.03%
2015 3.55% 0.02%
2014 3.53% -0.15%
2013 3.68% -0.14%
2012 3.82% -0.15%
2011 3.97% -0.14%
2010 4.11% 0.34%
2009 3.77% 0.35%
2008 3.42% 0.36%
2007 3.06% -0.66%
2006 3.72% -0.68%
2005 4.40% -0.71%
2004 5.11% -0.79%
2003 5.90% -0.79%
2002 6.69% -0.77%
2001 7.46% -0.13%
2000 7.59% -0.11%
1999 7.70% -0.11%
1998 7.81% -0.12%
1997 7.93% -0.13%
1996 8.06% 0.09%
1995 7.97% 0.10%
1994 7.87% -0.10%
1993 7.98% 0.22%
1992 7.75% 0.10%
1991 7.66% 0.10%