Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.60%, a 0.24% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.36%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.42%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.50%, 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%
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%
Sierra Leone Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.60% 0.24%
2019 4.36% -0.06%
2018 4.42% -0.08%
2017 4.50% -0.09%
2016 4.59% -0.05%
2015 4.64% -0.04%
2014 4.68% 0.09%
2013 4.59% 0.15%
2012 4.44% 0.15%
2011 4.29% 0.13%
2010 4.16% 0.17%
2009 3.99% 0.32%
2008 3.67% 0.09%
2007 3.58% 0.04%
2006 3.54% 0.04%
2005 3.50% 0.08%
2004 3.42% -0.03%
2003 3.45% 0.00%
2002 3.45% 0.02%
2001 3.43% -0.01%
2000 3.44% -0.02%
1999 3.46% 0.03%
1998 3.43% 0.00%
1997 3.43% -0.01%
1996 3.44% 0.00%
1995 3.44% 0.00%
1994 3.44% 0.02%
1993 3.42% 0.07%
1992 3.35% 0.04%
1991 3.31% 0.04%