Rwanda Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.35%, a 0.36% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.99%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.02%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.06%, a 0.05% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Rwanda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 1.35% 0.36%
2019 0.99% -0.03%
2018 1.02% -0.04%
2017 1.06% -0.05%
2016 1.11% -0.03%
2015 1.14% -0.03%
2014 1.17% -0.01%
2013 1.18% 0.04%
2012 1.14% 0.04%
2011 1.10% 0.03%
2010 1.07% 0.05%
2009 1.02% 0.14%
2008 0.88% 0.00%
2007 0.88% -0.02%
2006 0.90% -0.03%
2005 0.93% 0.00%
2004 0.93% 0.01%
2003 0.92% 0.03%
2002 0.89% 0.07%
2001 0.82% 0.05%
2000 0.77% 0.05%
1999 0.72% 0.06%
1998 0.66% 0.05%
1997 0.61% 0.05%
1996 0.56% 0.05%
1995 0.51% 0.05%
1994 0.46% 0.05%
1993 0.41% 0.06%
1992 0.35% 0.05%
1991 0.30% 0.05%