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 2018 was 12.93%, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.18%, a 0.35% decline from 2016.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2016 was 13.52%, a 0.5% decline from 2015.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2015 was 14.02%, a 0.56% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 13.96%
Haiti 13.53%
Yemen 12.93%
South Sudan 12.70%
Tajikistan 10.92%
Mali 9.57%
Gambia 8.91%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.12%
Eritrea 6.54%
Central African Republic 6.48%
Senegal 6.46%
Burkina Faso 6.06%
Malawi 5.43%
Zimbabwe 4.92%
Sierra Leone 4.31%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.16%
Guinea-Bissau 4.06%
Comoros 3.71%
Guinea 3.61%
North Korea 3.30%
Mozambique 3.17%
Chad 2.23%
Benin 2.13%
Liberia 2.03%
Tanzania 1.93%
Ethiopia 1.81%
Uganda 1.74%
Togo 1.67%
Madagascar 1.66%
Afghanistan 1.54%
Burundi 1.53%
Nepal 1.26%
Rwanda 0.97%
Niger 0.27%
Yemen Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 12.93% -0.24%
2017 13.18% -0.35%
2016 13.52% -0.50%
2015 14.02% 0.56%
2014 13.47% -0.04%
2013 13.51% 0.25%
2012 13.25% 0.19%
2011 13.06% 0.15%
2010 12.91% 0.39%
2009 12.51% 1.17%
2008 11.34% 0.01%
2007 11.34% -0.27%
2006 11.61% -0.19%
2005 11.80% -0.07%
2004 11.87% -0.05%
2003 11.91% -0.01%
2002 11.92% 0.33%
2001 11.59% 0.15%
2000 11.44% -0.02%
1999 11.46% 0.82%
1998 10.64% 0.87%
1997 9.76% 0.57%
1996 9.20% 0.41%
1995 8.79% 0.45%
1994 8.34% 0.07%
1993 8.27% 0.29%
1992 7.98% -0.06%
1991 8.04% -0.06%