Uganda Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.84%, a 0.09% increase 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.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.83%, 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%
Uganda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 1.84% 0.09%
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% -0.04%
2010 3.62% 0.02%
2009 3.60% 0.71%
2008 2.89% 0.38%
2007 2.50% 0.31%
2006 2.19% 0.29%
2005 1.90% -0.78%
2004 2.68% -0.92%
2003 3.60% 0.10%
2002 3.50% 0.37%
2001 3.13% 0.30%
2000 2.83% 0.27%
1999 2.56% 0.31%
1998 2.25% 0.25%
1997 2.00% 0.23%
1996 1.77% 0.23%
1995 1.53% 0.21%
1994 1.32% 0.20%
1993 1.12% 0.20%
1992 0.92% -0.02%
1991 0.94% -0.02%