Egypt Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.44%, a 0.33% decline from 2017.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.77%, a 0.64% decline from 2016.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.41%, a 0.65% decline from 2015.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2015 was 13.05%, a 0.05% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 30.18%
Lesotho 23.60%
Eswatini 22.48%
Tunisia 15.48%
Georgia 14.11%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.32%
Sudan 12.88%
Cabo Verde 12.28%
Egypt 11.44%
Djibouti 11.12%
Congo, Rep. 10.38%
Mauritania 10.31%
Ukraine 9.38%
Kenya 9.31%
Morocco 9.04%
Angola 7.25%
Zambia 7.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.17%
Ghana 6.71%
Mongolia 6.32%
Nigeria 6.03%
Vanuatu 5.41%
Uzbekistan 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.48%
Sri Lanka 4.40%
El Salvador 4.39%
Bangladesh 4.31%
Indonesia 4.30%
Honduras 4.08%
Moldova 3.41%
Cameroon 3.36%
Bolivia 3.26%
Pakistan 3.04%
Timor-Leste 3.00%
India 2.55%
Philippines 2.52%
Papua New Guinea 2.37%
Bhutan 2.20%
Vietnam 1.89%
Solomon Islands 1.79%
Myanmar 1.56%
Cambodia 1.05%
Lao PDR 0.61%
Egypt Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 11.44% -0.33%
2017 11.77% -0.64%
2016 12.41% -0.65%
2015 13.05% -0.05%
2014 13.11% -0.05%
2013 13.15% 0.56%
2012 12.60% 0.75%
2011 11.85% 3.09%
2010 8.76% -0.33%
2009 9.09% 0.57%
2008 8.52% -0.28%
2007 8.80% -1.69%
2006 10.49% -0.71%
2005 11.20% 0.88%
2004 10.32% -0.69%
2003 11.01% 1.00%
2002 10.01% 0.75%
2001 9.26% 0.28%
2000 8.98% 1.03%
1999 7.95% -0.08%
1998 8.03% -0.34%
1997 8.37% -0.63%
1996 9.00% -2.04%
1995 11.04% 0.11%
1994 10.93% 0.01%
1993 10.92% 2.00%
1992 8.92% -0.46%
1991 9.38% -0.46%