Rwanda 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.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.71%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.69%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.77%, a 0.08% 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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Haiti 30.66%
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Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
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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%
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Rwanda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 1.71% 0.02%
2018 1.69% -0.08%
2017 1.77% -0.08%
2016 1.86% -0.04%
2015 1.89% -0.04%
2014 1.93% 0.01%
2013 1.92% 0.10%
2012 1.82% 0.08%
2011 1.74% 0.07%
2010 1.66% 0.12%
2009 1.55% 0.26%
2008 1.29% 0.02%
2007 1.27% -0.02%
2006 1.29% -0.03%
2005 1.33% 0.01%
2004 1.32% 0.01%
2003 1.31% 0.06%
2002 1.25% 0.10%
2001 1.15% 0.07%
2000 1.08% 0.05%
1999 1.03% 0.10%
1998 0.92% 0.09%
1997 0.83% 0.09%
1996 0.75% 0.11%
1995 0.63% 0.02%
1994 0.61% 0.11%
1993 0.51% 0.09%
1992 0.42% 0.04%
1991 0.38% 0.04%