Malawi Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.61%, a 0.04% decline from 2021.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.66%, a 0.02% decline from 2020.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.68%, a 0.75% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.93%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Mali 2.76%
Tanzania 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Malawi Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 5.61% -0.04%
2021 5.66% -0.02%
2020 5.68% 0.75%
2019 4.93% -0.02%
2018 4.95% -0.01%
2017 4.96% -0.02%
2016 4.98% 0.00%
2015 4.99% 0.02%
2014 4.97% -0.01%
2013 4.98% -0.02%
2012 5.00% 0.04%
2011 4.97% 0.03%
2010 4.94% 0.02%
2009 4.92% 0.00%
2008 4.92% 0.02%
2007 4.89% -0.04%
2006 4.93% -0.01%
2005 4.94% 0.03%
2004 4.91% 0.01%
2003 4.90% -0.03%
2002 4.93% -0.06%
2001 4.99% 0.07%
2000 4.92% 0.02%
1999 4.90% 0.01%
1998 4.89% 0.01%
1997 4.88% 0.04%
1996 4.84% 0.09%
1995 4.75% -0.24%
1994 4.99% 0.19%
1993 4.80% -0.15%
1992 4.95% 0.15%
1991 4.79% 0.15%