Uganda Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2.48%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.51%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.54%, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 2.60%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Uganda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 2.48% -0.03%
2018 2.51% -0.03%
2017 2.54% -0.06%
2016 2.60% -0.04%
2015 2.64% -0.03%
2014 2.67% -0.02%
2013 2.69% -2.63%
2012 5.32% -0.14%
2011 5.46% -0.13%
2010 5.59% -0.08%
2009 5.67% 1.00%
2008 4.67% 0.56%
2007 4.11% 0.46%
2006 3.65% 0.46%
2005 3.19% -1.31%
2004 4.50% -1.59%
2003 6.09% 0.08%
2002 6.01% 0.55%
2001 5.46% 0.43%
2000 5.03% 0.41%
1999 4.62% 0.48%
1998 4.14% 0.41%
1997 3.73% 0.37%
1996 3.36% 0.38%
1995 2.98% 0.38%
1994 2.60% 0.37%
1993 2.23% 0.39%
1992 1.84% -0.07%
1991 1.91% -0.07%