Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2022 was 7.95%, a 0.12% decline from 2021.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2021 was 8.07%, a 0.17% increase from 2020.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.90%, a 0.53% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.37%, a 0.59% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Tanzania 2.76%
Mali 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 7.95% -0.12%
2021 8.07% 0.17%
2020 7.90% 0.53%
2019 7.37% 0.59%
2018 6.78% 0.51%
2017 6.28% 0.48%
2016 5.80% 0.51%
2015 5.28% 0.51%
2014 4.77% -0.22%
2013 4.99% -0.15%
2012 5.14% -0.23%
2011 5.37% 0.18%
2010 5.19% 0.11%
2009 5.08% 0.00%
2008 5.08% 0.23%
2007 4.85% 0.16%
2006 4.69% 0.15%
2005 4.55% 0.16%
2004 4.39% -0.38%
2003 4.77% -0.30%
2002 5.07% -0.27%
2001 5.34% -0.35%
2000 5.69% -0.31%
1999 6.00% -0.45%
1998 6.45% -0.48%
1997 6.93% 0.69%
1996 6.24% 0.58%
1995 5.65% 0.69%
1994 4.96% -0.05%
1993 5.01% -0.06%
1992 5.07% 0.07%
1991 5.00% 0.07%