Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.73%, a 0.71% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.02%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.07%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.15%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.73% 0.71%
2019 5.02% -0.05%
2018 5.07% -0.08%
2017 5.15% -0.09%
2016 5.24% -0.05%
2015 5.29% -0.04%
2014 5.33% -0.05%
2013 5.38% 0.00%
2012 5.38% 0.01%
2011 5.37% 0.15%
2010 5.22% 0.19%
2009 5.03% 0.36%
2008 4.67% 0.10%
2007 4.57% 0.05%
2006 4.52% 0.04%
2005 4.48% 0.09%
2004 4.39% -0.33%
2003 4.72% -0.31%
2002 5.03% -0.27%
2001 5.30% -0.34%
2000 5.64% -0.36%
1999 6.00% -0.44%
1998 6.44% -0.49%
1997 6.93% 0.69%
1996 6.24% 0.66%
1995 5.58% 0.62%
1994 4.96% 0.03%
1993 4.93% 0.08%
1992 4.85% 0.05%
1991 4.80% 0.05%