Eritrea Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2022 was 6.62%, a 0.18% decline from 2021.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.80%, a 0.48% decline from 2020.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.28%, a 1.58% increase from 2019.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.70%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
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South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
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Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Mali 2.76%
Tanzania 2.76%
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Eritrea Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 6.62% -0.18%
2021 6.80% -0.48%
2020 7.28% 1.58%
2019 5.70% 0.01%
2018 5.70% -0.11%
2017 5.81% 0.00%
2016 5.81% 0.01%
2015 5.80% 0.12%
2014 5.68% 0.05%
2013 5.63% -0.06%
2012 5.69% -0.09%
2011 5.78% -0.11%
2010 5.89% 0.25%
2009 5.65% 0.05%
2008 5.60% -0.06%
2007 5.65% 0.01%
2006 5.64% 0.02%
2005 5.62% 0.03%
2004 5.59% -0.09%
2003 5.68% -0.02%
2002 5.69% 0.03%
2001 5.67% 0.05%
2000 5.62% 0.01%
1999 5.61% 0.05%
1998 5.55% 0.06%
1997 5.49% 0.13%
1996 5.36% -0.02%
1995 5.38% -0.11%
1994 5.49% 0.03%
1993 5.47% 0.04%
1992 5.43% 0.12%
1991 5.31% 0.12%