Guinea-Bissau Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.16%, a 0.37% increase from 2019.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.79%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.84%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Guinea-Bissau unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.90%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Guinea-Bissau Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 3.16% 0.37%
2019 2.79% -0.05%
2018 2.84% -0.06%
2017 2.90% -0.07%
2016 2.97% -0.04%
2015 3.01% -0.03%
2014 3.04% -0.05%
2013 3.09% 0.01%
2012 3.08% 0.00%
2011 3.08% 0.00%
2010 3.08% 0.03%
2009 3.05% 0.19%
2008 2.86% -0.04%
2007 2.90% -0.08%
2006 2.98% -0.10%
2005 3.08% -0.05%
2004 3.13% -0.04%
2003 3.17% 0.00%
2002 3.17% 0.03%
2001 3.14% -0.02%
2000 3.16% -0.02%
1999 3.18% 0.03%
1998 3.15% 0.00%
1997 3.15% -0.01%
1996 3.16% 0.01%
1995 3.15% -0.01%
1994 3.16% 0.03%
1993 3.13% 0.08%
1992 3.05% 0.04%
1991 3.01% 0.04%