Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.17%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.21%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.26%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.33%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 3.17% -0.04%
2018 3.21% -0.05%
2017 3.26% -0.07%
2016 3.33% -0.03%
2015 3.36% -0.03%
2014 3.39% -0.04%
2013 3.43% -0.02%
2012 3.45% -0.02%
2011 3.47% -0.03%
2010 3.50% 0.02%
2009 3.48% 0.18%
2008 3.30% -0.05%
2007 3.35% -0.11%
2006 3.46% -0.12%
2005 3.58% -0.30%
2004 3.88% -0.30%
2003 4.18% -0.30%
2002 4.48% -0.26%
2001 4.74% -0.32%
2000 5.06% -0.32%
1999 5.38% 0.22%
1998 5.16% 0.13%
1997 5.03% 0.15%
1996 4.88% 0.19%
1995 4.69% 0.14%
1994 4.55% 0.06%
1993 4.49% 0.14%
1992 4.35% 0.03%
1991 4.32% 0.03%