Afghanistan Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Afghanistan unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.12%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.06%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Afghanistan unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.18%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Afghanistan unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.31%, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Afghanistan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 11.12% 0.06%
2018 11.06% -0.13%
2017 11.18% -0.13%
2016 11.31% -0.07%
2015 11.39% -0.06%
2014 11.45% -0.09%
2013 11.53% 0.03%
2012 11.51% 0.02%
2011 11.49% 0.00%
2010 11.48% 0.10%
2009 11.39% 0.40%
2008 10.99% -0.06%
2007 11.05% -0.18%
2006 11.22% -0.21%
2005 11.43% -0.10%
2004 11.53% -0.08%
2003 11.60% 0.01%
2002 11.60% 0.08%
2001 11.51% 0.00%
2000 11.52% -0.03%
1999 11.55% 0.08%
1998 11.47% -0.01%
1997 11.48% -0.02%
1996 11.50% 0.02%
1995 11.48% 0.01%
1994 11.47% 0.03%
1993 11.44% 0.15%
1992 11.29% 0.07%
1991 11.22% 0.07%