Rwanda Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2022 was 13.01%, a 0.31% decline from 2021.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.32%, a 0.31% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.01%, a 0.58% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.43%, a 0.33% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Rwanda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 13.01% -0.31%
2021 13.32% 0.31%
2020 13.01% 0.58%
2019 12.43% 0.33%
2018 12.10% 0.22%
2017 11.88% 0.02%
2016 11.86% 0.03%
2015 11.83% -0.05%
2014 11.88% -0.03%
2013 11.91% 0.05%
2012 11.86% -0.02%
2011 11.88% -0.02%
2010 11.90% -0.03%
2009 11.92% 0.06%
2008 11.86% -0.06%
2007 11.92% 0.02%
2006 11.90% -0.01%
2005 11.91% -0.04%
2004 11.94% -0.09%
2003 12.03% 0.15%
2002 11.88% -0.06%
2001 11.94% 0.00%
2000 11.94% -0.05%
1999 11.99% 0.07%
1998 11.92% 0.07%
1997 11.85% 0.00%
1996 11.85% 0.03%
1995 11.82% -0.20%
1994 12.02% 0.05%
1993 11.97% 0.11%
1992 11.86% -0.11%
1991 11.97% -0.11%