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 2018 was 1.81%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.81%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.94%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2015 was 2.01%, a 0.09% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 13.96%
Haiti 13.53%
Yemen 12.93%
South Sudan 12.70%
Tajikistan 10.92%
Mali 9.57%
Gambia 8.91%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.12%
Eritrea 6.54%
Central African Republic 6.48%
Senegal 6.46%
Burkina Faso 6.06%
Malawi 5.43%
Zimbabwe 4.92%
Sierra Leone 4.31%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.16%
Guinea-Bissau 4.06%
Comoros 3.71%
Guinea 3.61%
North Korea 3.30%
Mozambique 3.17%
Chad 2.23%
Benin 2.13%
Liberia 2.03%
Tanzania 1.93%
Ethiopia 1.81%
Uganda 1.74%
Togo 1.67%
Madagascar 1.66%
Afghanistan 1.54%
Burundi 1.53%
Nepal 1.26%
Rwanda 0.97%
Niger 0.27%
Ethiopia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 1.81% 0.00%
2017 1.81% -0.13%
2016 1.94% -0.08%
2015 2.01% -0.09%
2014 2.10% -0.15%
2013 2.25% 0.05%
2012 2.20% -0.09%
2011 2.29% -0.10%
2010 2.39% 0.04%
2009 2.35% 0.22%
2008 2.13% -0.05%
2007 2.18% -0.12%
2006 2.30% -0.20%
2005 2.50% -0.17%
2004 2.67% -0.25%
2003 2.91% -0.15%
2002 3.07% -0.14%
2001 3.21% -0.23%
2000 3.44% -0.27%
1999 3.71% 0.23%
1998 3.49% 0.00%
1997 3.49% 0.15%
1996 3.34% 0.02%
1995 3.32% 0.22%
1994 3.10% 0.00%
1993 3.10% 0.12%
1992 2.98% 0.08%
1991 2.90% 0.08%