Tanzania Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.16%, a 0.2% increase from 2019.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.96%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.99%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.03%, a 0.05% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Tanzania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 2.16% 0.20%
2019 1.96% -0.03%
2018 1.99% -0.04%
2017 2.03% -0.05%
2016 2.08% -0.02%
2015 2.10% -0.03%
2014 2.13% -0.80%
2013 2.93% -0.26%
2012 3.19% -0.28%
2011 3.47% 0.49%
2010 2.98% 0.48%
2009 2.50% -0.11%
2008 2.61% -0.31%
2007 2.92% -0.38%
2006 3.30% -0.01%
2005 3.31% 0.04%
2004 3.27% 0.06%
2003 3.21% 0.10%
2002 3.11% 0.12%
2001 2.99% -0.09%
2000 3.08% -0.09%
1999 3.17% -0.05%
1998 3.22% -0.07%
1997 3.29% -0.09%
1996 3.38% -0.07%
1995 3.45% -0.08%
1994 3.53% -0.06%
1993 3.59% 0.01%
1992 3.58% -0.02%
1991 3.60% -0.02%