Malawi 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.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.40%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.47%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.56%, a 0.11% decline from 2016.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.67%, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Malawi Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.40% -0.07%
2018 7.47% -0.09%
2017 7.56% -0.11%
2016 7.67% -0.07%
2015 7.74% -0.05%
2014 7.79% -0.05%
2013 7.84% 0.00%
2012 7.84% -0.02%
2011 7.86% -0.03%
2010 7.89% 0.04%
2009 7.85% 0.32%
2008 7.53% -0.08%
2007 7.61% -0.17%
2006 7.78% -0.21%
2005 7.99% -0.13%
2004 8.12% -0.09%
2003 8.21% 0.01%
2002 8.20% 0.03%
2001 8.17% -0.07%
2000 8.24% -0.06%
1999 8.30% 0.01%
1998 8.29% -0.05%
1997 8.34% -0.06%
1996 8.40% 0.07%
1995 8.33% -0.02%
1994 8.35% 0.05%
1993 8.30% 0.14%
1992 8.16% 0.06%
1991 8.10% 0.06%