Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 8.47%, a 0.04% decline from 2021.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 8.50%, a 0.1% decline from 2020.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.61%, a 0.8% increase from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.81%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Somalia 35.63%
Haiti 34.03%
Yemen 25.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 22.12%
Nepal 20.60%
Comoros 20.27%
South Sudan 19.21%
Rwanda 17.41%
Tajikistan 17.41%
Zimbabwe 12.37%
Eritrea 11.09%
Central African Republic 10.90%
Togo 9.81%
Democratic Republic of Congo 9.29%
Burkina Faso 8.47%
Gambia 8.06%
Mozambique 8.05%
Guinea 7.89%
Malawi 7.73%
North Korea 6.94%
Uganda 6.58%
Ethiopia 6.33%
Senegal 4.78%
Guinea-Bissau 4.57%
Mali 4.49%
Tanzania 4.26%
Benin 4.18%
Sierra Leone 4.15%
Madagascar 3.95%
Liberia 3.08%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.55%
Niger 0.71%
Burkina Faso Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 8.47% -0.04%
2021 8.50% -0.10%
2020 8.61% 0.80%
2019 7.81% 0.03%
2018 7.78% 0.19%
2017 7.59% 0.20%
2016 7.39% 0.16%
2015 7.22% 0.22%
2014 7.01% 0.27%
2013 6.74% 0.25%
2012 6.48% 0.24%
2011 6.24% 0.27%
2010 5.97% 0.14%
2009 5.83% 0.28%
2008 5.55% 0.20%
2007 5.34% -0.57%
2006 5.91% -0.56%
2005 6.47% 0.93%
2004 5.55% 1.05%
2003 4.49% 0.06%
2002 4.43% 0.14%
2001 4.30% 0.03%
2000 4.26% 0.17%
1999 4.09% 0.09%
1998 3.99% -0.06%
1997 4.05% 0.01%
1996 4.04% -0.12%
1995 4.17% -0.11%
1994 4.28% -0.02%
1993 4.30% -0.09%
1992 4.39% 0.08%
1991 4.31% 0.08%