Tanzania Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.65%, a 0.12% increase from 2020.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.53%, a 0.31% increase from 2019.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.22%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.21%, a 0.03% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Tanzania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 2.65% 0.12%
2020 2.53% 0.31%
2019 2.22% 0.02%
2018 2.21% 0.03%
2017 2.18% 0.02%
2016 2.16% 0.02%
2015 2.14% 0.02%
2014 2.12% -0.81%
2013 2.93% -0.30%
2012 3.23% -0.24%
2011 3.47% 0.48%
2010 2.99% 0.49%
2009 2.50% -0.27%
2008 2.77% -0.26%
2007 3.03% -0.27%
2006 3.30% 0.07%
2005 3.23% 0.06%
2004 3.16% 0.06%
2003 3.11% 0.07%
2002 3.04% 0.05%
2001 2.99% -0.07%
2000 3.06% -0.05%
1999 3.12% -0.07%
1998 3.19% -0.06%
1997 3.25% -0.05%
1996 3.29% -0.07%
1995 3.36% -0.08%
1994 3.44% -0.06%
1993 3.50% -0.06%
1992 3.56% -0.04%
1991 3.60% -0.04%