Kenya 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.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.17%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.19%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.25%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.33%, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Kenya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.17% -0.02%
2018 7.19% -0.06%
2017 7.25% -0.08%
2016 7.33% -0.07%
2015 7.40% -0.05%
2014 7.45% -0.05%
2013 7.50% 0.05%
2012 7.45% 0.04%
2011 7.41% 0.05%
2010 7.36% 0.17%
2009 7.19% 0.39%
2008 6.80% -0.07%
2007 6.87% -0.10%
2006 6.97% -0.14%
2005 7.11% 0.04%
2004 7.07% 0.06%
2003 7.01% 0.08%
2002 6.93% 0.13%
2001 6.80% 0.06%
2000 6.74% 0.02%
1999 6.72% 0.08%
1998 6.64% 0.02%
1997 6.62% -0.02%
1996 6.64% 0.04%
1995 6.60% 0.06%
1994 6.54% 0.10%
1993 6.44% 0.17%
1992 6.27% 0.08%
1991 6.19% 0.08%