Zambia 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.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 21.41%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.50%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.62%, a 0.9% increase from 2016.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.73%, a 0.99% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Zambia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 21.41% -0.09%
2018 21.50% -0.13%
2017 21.62% 0.90%
2016 20.73% 0.99%
2015 19.73% 1.06%
2014 18.67% 1.03%
2013 17.64% 1.20%
2012 16.44% -4.88%
2011 21.32% -5.52%
2010 26.84% 5.61%
2009 21.23% 5.21%
2008 16.02% -3.62%
2007 19.64% -4.11%
2006 23.74% -4.47%
2005 28.21% 1.33%
2004 26.88% 1.34%
2003 25.54% 1.42%
2002 24.12% 1.53%
2001 22.59% 1.29%
2000 21.30% 0.64%
1999 20.66% 0.71%
1998 19.95% -2.37%
1997 22.32% -2.56%
1996 24.88% -2.20%
1995 27.07% -2.46%
1994 29.53% -2.08%
1993 31.61% 0.67%
1992 30.94% 0.44%
1991 30.50% 0.44%