Ethiopia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.08%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.08%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.12%, a 0.05% decline from 2016.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.17%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Ethiopia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.08% 0.01%
2018 2.08% -0.04%
2017 2.12% -0.05%
2016 2.17% -0.03%
2015 2.20% -0.02%
2014 2.22% -0.03%
2013 2.25% -0.02%
2012 2.28% -0.03%
2011 2.30% -0.03%
2010 2.34% 0.00%
2009 2.34% 0.12%
2008 2.21% -0.06%
2007 2.27% -0.11%
2006 2.37% -0.12%
2005 2.50% -0.22%
2004 2.72% -0.22%
2003 2.94% -0.19%
2002 3.13% -0.15%
2001 3.28% -0.21%
2000 3.49% -0.23%
1999 3.71% 0.16%
1998 3.55% 0.11%
1997 3.44% 0.10%
1996 3.34% 0.12%
1995 3.21% 0.11%
1994 3.10% 0.01%
1993 3.09% 0.08%
1992 3.01% 0.04%
1991 2.97% 0.04%