Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.33%, a 0.14% increase from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.20%, a 0.55% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.65%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.66%, a 0% increase 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%
Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.33% 0.14%
2020 5.20% 0.55%
2019 4.65% -0.01%
2018 4.66% 0.00%
2017 4.66% 0.00%
2016 4.66% -0.08%
2015 4.74% 0.06%
2014 4.68% 0.17%
2013 4.51% 0.11%
2012 4.40% 0.10%
2011 4.29% 0.12%
2010 4.17% 0.12%
2009 4.05% 0.13%
2008 3.92% 0.13%
2007 3.79% 0.12%
2006 3.67% 0.13%
2005 3.55% 0.13%
2004 3.42% 0.00%
2003 3.42% 0.03%
2002 3.39% -0.07%
2001 3.46% 0.02%
2000 3.43% -0.02%
1999 3.45% 0.00%
1998 3.45% -0.02%
1997 3.47% 0.01%
1996 3.46% -0.02%
1995 3.48% 0.01%
1994 3.47% 0.00%
1993 3.46% -0.04%
1992 3.51% 0.04%
1991 3.47% 0.04%