Gambia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.21%, a 0.13% increase from 2020.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2020 was 11.08%, a 1.58% increase from 2019.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.50%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Gambia unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.48%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Gambia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 11.21% 0.13%
2020 11.08% 1.58%
2019 9.50% 0.02%
2018 9.48% -0.01%
2017 9.49% -0.01%
2016 9.50% 0.03%
2015 9.47% -0.04%
2014 9.50% 0.05%
2013 9.45% 0.03%
2012 9.42% -0.09%
2011 9.51% 0.15%
2010 9.36% 0.03%
2009 9.32% 0.02%
2008 9.30% 0.00%
2007 9.30% 0.00%
2006 9.30% 0.01%
2005 9.29% 0.11%
2004 9.19% 0.03%
2003 9.16% -0.06%
2002 9.22% 0.11%
2001 9.11% 0.03%
2000 9.08% 0.04%
1999 9.05% 0.01%
1998 9.04% 0.04%
1997 9.00% 0.01%
1996 8.99% 0.02%
1995 8.97% 0.02%
1994 8.95% 0.05%
1993 8.90% 0.03%
1992 8.86% 0.03%
1991 8.83% 0.03%