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 2018 was 6.54%, a 0.05% increase from 2017.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.50%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.68%, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2015 was 6.81%, a 0.06% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Yemen 12.93%
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Mali 9.57%
Gambia 8.91%
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Eritrea 6.54%
Central African Republic 6.48%
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Liberia 2.03%
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Ethiopia 1.81%
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Togo 1.67%
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Eritrea Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 6.54% 0.05%
2017 6.50% -0.19%
2016 6.68% -0.12%
2015 6.81% -0.06%
2014 6.87% -0.09%
2013 6.96% 0.03%
2012 6.93% 0.02%
2011 6.91% 0.01%
2010 6.90% 0.07%
2009 6.83% 0.73%
2008 6.11% -0.25%
2007 6.36% -0.27%
2006 6.63% -0.09%
2005 6.72% -0.14%
2004 6.86% 0.04%
2003 6.82% -0.05%
2002 6.86% 0.42%
2001 6.45% -0.42%
2000 6.86% 0.42%
1999 6.45% -0.13%
1998 6.58% 0.02%
1997 6.56% -0.08%
1996 6.63% -0.24%
1995 6.87% 0.12%
1994 6.75% 0.15%
1993 6.60% -0.21%
1992 6.81% 0.11%
1991 6.70% 0.11%