Ghana Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.70%, a 0.05% increase from 2020.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.65%, a 0.34% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.32%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.28%, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
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%
Ghana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.70% 0.05%
2020 4.65% 0.34%
2019 4.32% 0.04%
2018 4.28% 0.06%
2017 4.22% -1.31%
2016 5.53% -1.28%
2015 6.81% 0.29%
2014 6.52% 0.32%
2013 6.20% 0.29%
2012 5.91% 0.32%
2011 5.60% 0.22%
2010 5.38% 0.16%
2009 5.22% 0.23%
2008 4.99% 0.15%
2007 4.84% 0.20%
2006 4.64% -0.98%
2005 5.62% -0.97%
2004 6.59% -0.97%
2003 7.56% -0.97%
2002 8.54% -0.97%
2001 9.50% -0.96%
2000 10.46% 0.36%
1999 10.10% 1.90%
1998 8.20% 0.59%
1997 7.61% 0.60%
1996 7.02% 0.58%
1995 6.44% 0.58%
1994 5.86% 0.60%
1993 5.27% 0.57%
1992 4.70% 1.21%
1991 3.49% 1.21%