Eritrea Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.14%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.10%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.19%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.29%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Eritrea Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.14% 0.04%
2018 5.10% -0.09%
2017 5.19% -0.09%
2016 5.29% -0.05%
2015 5.34% -0.04%
2014 5.38% -0.06%
2013 5.44% 0.02%
2012 5.43% 0.01%
2011 5.41% 0.00%
2010 5.41% 0.07%
2009 5.34% 0.28%
2008 5.06% -0.04%
2007 5.10% -0.13%
2006 5.23% -0.15%
2005 5.37% -0.07%
2004 5.44% -0.06%
2003 5.50% 0.01%
2002 5.49% 0.06%
2001 5.44% 0.00%
2000 5.44% -0.02%
1999 5.46% 0.05%
1998 5.41% -0.01%
1997 5.41% -0.01%
1996 5.43% 0.01%
1995 5.41% 0.00%
1994 5.41% 0.02%
1993 5.39% 0.11%
1992 5.28% 0.05%
1991 5.23% 0.05%