Kenya Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.64%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.64%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.70%, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.76%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Kenya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.64% 0.01%
2018 2.64% -0.06%
2017 2.70% -0.06%
2016 2.76% -0.04%
2015 2.79% -0.03%
2014 2.82% -0.04%
2013 2.87% 0.01%
2012 2.85% 0.01%
2011 2.84% 0.00%
2010 2.84% 0.05%
2009 2.79% 0.19%
2008 2.60% -0.03%
2007 2.63% -0.09%
2006 2.71% -0.10%
2005 2.82% -0.05%
2004 2.87% -0.04%
2003 2.90% 0.00%
2002 2.90% 0.04%
2001 2.86% 0.00%
2000 2.86% -0.02%
1999 2.88% 0.04%
1998 2.84% 0.00%
1997 2.84% -0.01%
1996 2.85% 0.01%
1995 2.84% 0.00%
1994 2.84% 0.01%
1993 2.82% 0.07%
1992 2.75% 0.04%
1991 2.71% 0.04%