Kenya 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.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.24%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.18%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.27%, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.33%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Kenya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.24% 0.06%
2018 7.18% -0.09%
2017 7.27% -0.06%
2016 7.33% -0.08%
2015 7.40% -0.05%
2014 7.46% -0.06%
2013 7.51% 0.06%
2012 7.46% 0.09%
2011 7.37% 0.08%
2010 7.29% 0.09%
2009 7.20% 0.43%
2008 6.77% 0.06%
2007 6.71% -0.15%
2006 6.86% -0.17%
2005 7.02% 0.00%
2004 7.02% 0.00%
2003 7.02% 0.08%
2002 6.94% 0.20%
2001 6.74% 0.04%
2000 6.70% 0.06%
1999 6.65% 0.10%
1998 6.54% -0.01%
1997 6.56% 0.03%
1996 6.52% 0.04%
1995 6.48% 0.03%
1994 6.45% 0.04%
1993 6.40% 0.17%
1992 6.23% 0.12%
1991 6.11% 0.12%