Unemployment Rate in Ghana increased to 2.40 percent in 2017 from 2.30 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Ghana averaged 5.41 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 10.40 percent in 2000 and a record low of 2.20 percent in 2013.

Unemployment Rate in Ghana is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ghana Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ghana Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.30 10.40 2.20 percent [+]
Population 28.80 28.21 28.80 6.65 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 1720.00 1600.00 1720.00 1600.00 GHS/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 900.00 860.00 900.00 860.00 GHS/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2030.00 2110.00 2110.00 1440.00 GHS/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 870.00 698.00 870.00 472.00 GHS/Month [+]


Ghana Unemployment Rate

In Ghana, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Ghana Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ghana Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.40 2.30 10.40 2.20 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




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