Malawi 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.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.52%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.48%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.58%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.70%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Malawi Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.52% 0.04%
2018 7.48% -0.10%
2017 7.58% -0.13%
2016 7.70% -0.05%
2015 7.75% -0.02%
2014 7.77% -0.07%
2013 7.84% -0.01%
2012 7.85% 0.04%
2011 7.82% 0.01%
2010 7.80% 0.09%
2009 7.71% 0.37%
2008 7.35% -0.06%
2007 7.41% -0.24%
2006 7.65% -0.24%
2005 7.89% -0.10%
2004 8.00% -0.10%
2003 8.10% -0.06%
2002 8.16% 0.00%
2001 8.16% 0.02%
2000 8.14% -0.03%
1999 8.16% 0.04%
1998 8.13% 0.05%
1997 8.08% 0.03%
1996 8.05% 0.07%
1995 7.98% -0.24%
1994 8.22% 0.24%
1993 7.97% -0.05%
1992 8.02% 0.22%
1991 7.81% 0.22%