Uganda Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.44%, a 0.72% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.72%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.75%, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.79%, a 0.04% 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%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Mali 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%
Uganda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 2.44% 0.72%
2019 1.72% -0.03%
2018 1.75% -0.04%
2017 1.79% -0.04%
2016 1.83% -0.03%
2015 1.86% -0.02%
2014 1.88% -0.03%
2013 1.91% -1.64%
2012 3.55% -0.03%
2011 3.58% -0.03%
2010 3.61% 0.01%
2009 3.60% 0.68%
2008 2.92% 0.39%
2007 2.53% 0.32%
2006 2.21% 0.31%
2005 1.90% -0.79%
2004 2.69% -0.91%
2003 3.60% 0.10%
2002 3.50% 0.36%
2001 3.14% 0.29%
2000 2.85% 0.27%
1999 2.58% 0.31%
1998 2.27% 0.26%
1997 2.01% 0.24%
1996 1.77% 0.22%
1995 1.55% 0.22%
1994 1.33% 0.20%
1993 1.13% 0.21%
1992 0.92% -0.02%
1991 0.94% -0.02%