Niger Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2020 was 0.69%, a 0.23% increase from 2019.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.46%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.47%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
  • Niger unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.49%, a 0.02% 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%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Mali 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%
Niger Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 0.69% 0.23%
2019 0.46% -0.01%
2018 0.47% -0.02%
2017 0.49% -0.02%
2016 0.51% -0.01%
2015 0.52% 0.00%
2014 0.52% -0.70%
2013 1.22% -0.96%
2012 2.18% 1.86%
2011 0.32% -0.26%
2010 0.58% -0.33%
2009 0.91% -0.31%
2008 1.22% -0.48%
2007 1.70% -0.63%
2006 2.33% -0.77%
2005 3.10% 0.41%
2004 2.69% 0.41%
2003 2.28% 0.42%
2002 1.86% 0.39%
2001 1.47% -0.01%
2000 1.48% -0.01%
1999 1.49% 0.02%
1998 1.47% 0.00%
1997 1.47% -0.01%
1996 1.48% 0.00%
1995 1.48% 0.00%
1994 1.48% 0.02%
1993 1.46% 0.05%
1992 1.41% 0.02%
1991 1.39% 0.02%