Tanzania Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.98%, a 0.01% 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 0.04% decline from 2016.
  • Tanzania unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.08%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Tanzania Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 1.98% -0.01%
2018 1.99% -0.04%
2017 2.03% -0.04%
2016 2.08% -0.03%
2015 2.10% -0.02%
2014 2.13% -0.81%
2013 2.93% -0.26%
2012 3.19% -0.28%
2011 3.47% 0.48%
2010 2.99% 0.49%
2009 2.50% -0.10%
2008 2.60% -0.31%
2007 2.90% -0.40%
2006 3.30% -0.03%
2005 3.33% 0.04%
2004 3.29% 0.06%
2003 3.23% 0.10%
2002 3.13% 0.13%
2001 2.99% -0.08%
2000 3.07% -0.09%
1999 3.16% -0.04%
1998 3.20% -0.08%
1997 3.28% -0.09%
1996 3.37% -0.07%
1995 3.44% -0.08%
1994 3.51% -0.07%
1993 3.58% 0.01%
1992 3.57% -0.03%
1991 3.60% -0.03%