Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 3.23%, a 0.02% increase 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 0.02% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 3.23% 0.02%
2018 3.21% -0.05%
2017 3.26% -0.07%
2016 3.33% -0.02%
2015 3.36% -0.03%
2014 3.38% -0.05%
2013 3.43% -0.02%
2012 3.45% -0.01%
2011 3.47% -0.03%
2010 3.50% 0.03%
2009 3.47% 0.22%
2008 3.26% -0.05%
2007 3.31% -0.13%
2006 3.44% -0.14%
2005 3.58% -0.33%
2004 3.91% -0.39%
2003 4.30% -0.26%
2002 4.55% -0.19%
2001 4.74% -0.28%
2000 5.03% -0.36%
1999 5.38% 0.17%
1998 5.21% 0.19%
1997 5.02% 0.20%
1996 4.82% 0.13%
1995 4.69% 0.15%
1994 4.54% 0.06%
1993 4.48% -0.01%
1992 4.48% 0.06%
1991 4.42% 0.06%