Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.95%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.09%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.17%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.25%, a 0.05% 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%
Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.95% -0.13%
2018 5.09% -0.08%
2017 5.17% -0.09%
2016 5.25% -0.05%
2015 5.30% -0.04%
2014 5.34% -0.06%
2013 5.40% 0.02%
2012 5.38% 0.01%
2011 5.37% 0.15%
2010 5.22% 0.21%
2009 5.01% 0.38%
2008 4.63% 0.10%
2007 4.53% 0.03%
2006 4.50% 0.02%
2005 4.47% 0.08%
2004 4.39% -0.34%
2003 4.73% -0.31%
2002 5.04% -0.27%
2001 5.31% -0.33%
2000 5.64% -0.36%
1999 6.00% -0.43%
1998 6.43% -0.50%
1997 6.93% 0.68%
1996 6.25% 0.67%
1995 5.58% 0.62%
1994 4.96% 0.02%
1993 4.94% 0.09%
1992 4.86% 0.05%
1991 4.81% 0.05%