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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN VARIOUS AFRICAN COUNTRIES

One of the hardest information to find in Africa is data on employment/unemployment levels. And where it is available, it’s often dated or simple unreliable. Still, what is there is a good indicator of the trend. The report here covers data for some of the few countries for which data could be found from 2006 through to 2010.

RankCountryUnemployment rateYear of data
1Zimbabwe95.002009
2Djibouti59.002007
3Namibia51.202008
4Senegal48.002007
5Kenya40.002008
6Swaziland40.002006
7Mauritania30.002008
8South Africa23.302010
9Gabon21.002006
10Tunisia14.002010
11Algeria9.902010
12Morocco9.802010
13Egypt9.702010
14Botswana7.502007
15Mauritius7.502010
16Nigeria4.902007
17Seychelles2.002006


Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world factbook/rankorder/2129rank.html

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