Kenya Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.50%, a 0.14% decline from 2021.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.64%, a 0.03% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.62%, a 0.61% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.01%, a 0.77% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 27.93%
West Bank and Gaza 25.72%
Eswatini 24.39%
Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
Kenya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 5.50% -0.14%
2021 5.64% 0.03%
2020 5.62% 0.61%
2019 5.01% 0.77%
2018 4.25% 0.73%
2017 3.52% 0.76%
2016 2.76% -0.01%
2015 2.77% -0.02%
2014 2.80% -0.04%
2013 2.83% -0.01%
2012 2.84% -0.02%
2011 2.86% 0.01%
2010 2.85% -0.07%
2009 2.92% -0.06%
2008 2.98% 0.06%
2007 2.92% -0.02%
2006 2.94% -0.03%
2005 2.97% -0.03%
2004 3.00% -0.04%
2003 3.04% -0.05%
2002 3.09% 0.02%
2001 3.07% -0.06%
2000 3.13% 0.00%
1999 3.13% -0.01%
1998 3.13% -0.05%
1997 3.18% 0.03%
1996 3.16% -0.01%
1995 3.17% -0.04%
1994 3.21% -0.05%
1993 3.26% -0.03%
1992 3.29% 0.01%
1991 3.28% 0.01%