Yemen Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.91%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.00%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.15%, a 0.16% decline from 2016.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2016 was 13.31%, a 0.09% 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%
Yemen Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 12.91% -0.09%
2018 13.00% -0.15%
2017 13.15% -0.16%
2016 13.31% -0.09%
2015 13.40% -0.07%
2014 13.47% 0.04%
2013 13.42% 0.18%
2012 13.25% 0.17%
2011 13.08% 0.15%
2010 12.93% 0.25%
2009 12.68% 0.58%
2008 12.10% 0.07%
2007 12.03% -0.06%
2006 12.09% -0.08%
2005 12.17% 0.04%
2004 12.13% 0.06%
2003 12.07% 0.15%
2002 11.92% 0.22%
2001 11.70% 0.13%
2000 11.57% 0.11%
1999 11.46% 0.72%
1998 10.74% 0.62%
1997 10.12% 0.59%
1996 9.53% 0.61%
1995 8.92% 0.58%
1994 8.34% 0.02%
1993 8.32% 0.11%
1992 8.22% 0.05%
1991 8.16% 0.05%