Malawi Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.65%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.62%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.71%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.80%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Malawi Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.65% 0.03%
2018 5.62% -0.09%
2017 5.71% -0.09%
2016 5.80% -0.05%
2015 5.85% -0.04%
2014 5.89% -0.06%
2013 5.95% 0.02%
2012 5.93% 0.01%
2011 5.91% 0.00%
2010 5.91% 0.07%
2009 5.84% 0.28%
2008 5.57% -0.04%
2007 5.61% -0.12%
2006 5.73% -0.14%
2005 5.87% -0.07%
2004 5.94% -0.05%
2003 5.99% 0.01%
2002 5.99% 0.06%
2001 5.93% 0.00%
2000 5.93% -0.02%
1999 5.95% 0.05%
1998 5.90% 0.00%
1997 5.90% -0.01%
1996 5.92% 0.02%
1995 5.90% 0.00%
1994 5.90% 0.02%
1993 5.88% 0.10%
1992 5.77% 0.05%
1991 5.72% 0.05%