Rwanda Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.66%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.70%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.77%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.86%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Comoros 18.29%
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Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
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Rwanda 1.66%
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Rwanda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 1.66% -0.04%
2018 1.70% -0.07%
2017 1.77% -0.09%
2016 1.86% -0.04%
2015 1.90% -0.03%
2014 1.93% 0.02%
2013 1.91% 0.09%
2012 1.82% 0.09%
2011 1.73% 0.07%
2010 1.66% 0.10%
2009 1.56% 0.24%
2008 1.32% 0.02%
2007 1.30% -0.01%
2006 1.31% -0.02%
2005 1.33% 0.01%
2004 1.32% 0.03%
2003 1.29% 0.05%
2002 1.24% 0.12%
2001 1.12% 0.08%
2000 1.04% 0.07%
1999 0.97% 0.10%
1998 0.87% 0.07%
1997 0.80% 0.05%
1996 0.75% 0.09%
1995 0.66% 0.06%
1994 0.60% 0.05%
1993 0.55% 0.09%
1992 0.46% 0.06%
1991 0.40% 0.06%