Egypt Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.33%, a 0.16% increase from 2020.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.17%, a 1.33% increase from 2019.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.84%, a 1.98% decline from 2018.
  • Egypt unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.82%, a 1.92% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Egypt Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 9.33% 0.16%
2020 9.17% 1.33%
2019 7.84% -1.98%
2018 9.82% -1.92%
2017 11.74% -0.67%
2016 12.41% -0.64%
2015 13.05% -0.05%
2014 13.10% -0.05%
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%