Cabo Verde Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2021 was 15.42%, a 0.12% increase from 2020.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.31%, a 3.09% increase from 2019.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.22%, a 0.05% increase from 2018.
  • Cabo Verde unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.17%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Cabo Verde Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 15.42% 0.12%
2020 15.31% 3.09%
2019 12.22% 0.05%
2018 12.17% -0.07%
2017 12.24% 0.23%
2016 12.01% 0.21%
2015 11.80% 0.23%
2014 11.58% 0.23%
2013 11.35% 0.23%
2012 11.12% 0.24%
2011 10.88% 0.21%
2010 10.67% -0.05%
2009 10.73% -0.01%
2008 10.73% 0.00%
2007 10.73% -0.07%
2006 10.80% -0.04%
2005 10.85% -0.02%
2004 10.87% -0.06%
2003 10.93% -0.03%
2002 10.96% -0.05%
2001 11.01% 0.02%
2000 10.98% -0.04%
1999 11.03% -0.02%
1998 11.05% -0.03%
1997 11.08% -0.03%
1996 11.11% -0.01%
1995 11.12% 0.00%
1994 11.12% -0.07%
1993 11.19% -0.01%
1992 11.21% -0.07%
1991 11.27% -0.07%