Uganda Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.70%, a 0.23% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.47%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.54%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.63%, a 0.01% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Uganda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 2.70% 0.23%
2018 2.47% -0.07%
2017 2.54% -0.09%
2016 2.63% 0.01%
2015 2.62% -0.04%
2014 2.66% -0.04%
2013 2.69% -2.63%
2012 5.32% -0.05%
2011 5.37% -0.12%
2010 5.49% -0.03%
2009 5.52% 1.06%
2008 4.46% 0.51%
2007 3.96% 0.43%
2006 3.53% 0.46%
2005 3.07% -1.38%
2004 4.44% -1.58%
2003 6.02% 0.10%
2002 5.92% 0.58%
2001 5.34% 0.38%
2000 4.96% 0.47%
1999 4.49% 0.45%
1998 4.04% 0.38%
1997 3.66% 0.40%
1996 3.26% 0.41%
1995 2.85% 0.34%
1994 2.51% 0.34%
1993 2.17% 0.36%
1992 1.81% -0.09%
1991 1.91% -0.09%