Senegal Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.10%, a 0.63% increase from 2019.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.47%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.53%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Senegal unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.61%, a 0.09% 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%
Senegal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.10% 0.63%
2019 6.47% -0.06%
2018 6.53% -0.08%
2017 6.61% -0.09%
2016 6.70% -0.06%
2015 6.76% -0.85%
2014 7.61% -0.92%
2013 8.53% -0.89%
2012 9.42% -0.94%
2011 10.36% 0.02%
2010 10.34% 0.09%
2009 10.25% 0.40%
2008 9.85% -0.04%
2007 9.89% -0.14%
2006 10.03% 1.11%
2005 8.92% 1.13%
2004 7.79% 1.09%
2003 6.70% 1.05%
2002 5.65% 0.03%
2001 5.62% -0.02%
2000 5.64% -0.02%
1999 5.66% 0.03%
1998 5.63% 0.00%
1997 5.63% 0.00%
1996 5.63% 0.00%
1995 5.63% 0.00%
1994 5.63% 0.02%
1993 5.61% 0.08%
1992 5.53% 0.04%
1991 5.49% 0.04%