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 2019 was 10.76%, a 0.83% decline from 2018.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.59%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.74%, a 0.67% decline from 2016.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.41%, a 0.65% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Egypt Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 10.76% -0.83%
2018 11.59% -0.15%
2017 11.74% -0.67%
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%