Egypt Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2022 was 6.96%, a 0.44% decline from 2021.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.40%, a 0.54% decline from 2020.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.94%, a 0.09% increase from 2019.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.85%, a 2% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 27.93%
West Bank and Gaza 25.72%
Eswatini 24.39%
Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
Egypt Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 6.96% -0.44%
2021 7.40% -0.54%
2020 7.94% 0.09%
2019 7.85% -2.00%
2018 9.86% -1.91%
2017 11.77% -0.68%
2016 12.45% -0.60%
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% -0.56%
2005 11.05% 0.73%
2004 10.32% -0.59%
2003 10.91% 0.90%
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%