Egypt Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.45%, a 0.72% increase from 2019.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.73%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.82%, a 1.92% decline from 2017.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.74%, a 0.67% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 27.35%
Lesotho 24.65%
Eswatini 23.40%
Sudan 17.71%
Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Egypt Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 10.45% 0.72%
2019 9.73% -0.09%
2018 9.82% -1.92%
2017 11.74% -0.67%
2016 12.41% -0.64%
2015 13.05% -0.06%
2014 13.11% -0.04%
2013 13.15% 0.55%
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%