Zambia 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.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.63%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.70%, a 1.08% increase from 2017.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.62%, a 0.91% increase from 2016.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.71%, a 1.02% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Zambia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 22.63% -0.07%
2018 22.70% 1.08%
2017 21.62% 0.91%
2016 20.71% 1.02%
2015 19.69% 1.05%
2014 18.64% 1.03%
2013 17.61% 1.17%
2012 16.44% -4.84%
2011 21.28% -5.56%
2010 26.84% 5.61%
2009 21.23% 5.20%
2008 16.03% -3.66%
2007 19.69% -4.09%
2006 23.78% -4.43%
2005 28.21% 1.33%
2004 26.88% 1.38%
2003 25.50% 1.44%
2002 24.06% 1.47%
2001 22.59% 1.29%
2000 21.30% 0.67%
1999 20.63% 0.76%
1998 19.87% -2.45%
1997 22.32% -2.58%
1996 24.90% -2.05%
1995 26.95% -2.22%
1994 29.17% -2.31%
1993 31.48% 0.63%
1992 30.85% 0.51%
1991 30.34% 0.51%