Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.09%, a 0.26% decline from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.35%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.44%, a 0.11% decline from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.55%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Zimbabwe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.09% -0.26%
2018 8.35% -0.09%
2017 8.44% -0.11%
2016 8.55% -0.03%
2015 8.58% -0.03%
2014 8.61% -0.05%
2013 8.66% 0.13%
2012 8.53% 0.06%
2011 8.47% 0.21%
2010 8.26% 0.19%
2009 8.07% 0.41%
2008 7.66% 0.14%
2007 7.52% 0.01%
2006 7.51% -0.01%
2005 7.52% 0.05%
2004 7.47% -0.93%
2003 8.39% -0.84%
2002 9.23% -0.79%
2001 10.02% -0.93%
2000 10.95% -1.05%
1999 12.00% -1.13%
1998 13.13% -1.33%
1997 14.47% 1.32%
1996 13.15% 1.28%
1995 11.87% 1.26%
1994 10.61% 0.02%
1993 10.59% 0.16%
1992 10.43% 0.14%
1991 10.30% 0.14%