Ghana Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.53%, a 0.41% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.12%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.16%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.22%, a 1.23% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 27.35%
Lesotho 24.65%
Eswatini 23.40%
Sudan 17.71%
Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Ghana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.53% 0.41%
2019 4.12% -0.04%
2018 4.16% -0.06%
2017 4.22% -1.23%
2016 5.45% -1.36%
2015 6.81% 0.29%
2014 6.52% 0.26%
2013 6.26% 0.33%
2012 5.93% 0.31%
2011 5.62% 0.30%
2010 5.32% 0.18%
2009 5.14% 0.35%
2008 4.79% 0.10%
2007 4.69% 0.05%
2006 4.64% -0.86%
2005 5.50% -0.90%
2004 6.40% -0.94%
2003 7.34% -0.96%
2002 8.30% -0.96%
2001 9.26% -1.10%
2000 10.36% 0.26%
1999 10.10% 1.90%
1998 8.20% 0.63%
1997 7.57% 0.60%
1996 6.97% 0.58%
1995 6.39% 0.55%
1994 5.84% 0.56%
1993 5.28% 0.58%
1992 4.70% 0.04%
1991 4.66% 0.04%