Zimbabwe Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 8.13%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.23%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.31%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.40%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Zimbabwe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.13% -0.10%
2018 8.23% -0.08%
2017 8.31% -0.09%
2016 8.40% -0.04%
2015 8.44% -0.03%
2014 8.47% -0.08%
2013 8.55% 0.03%
2012 8.52% 0.05%
2011 8.47% 0.17%
2010 8.30% 0.25%
2009 8.05% 0.45%
2008 7.60% 0.05%
2007 7.55% 0.02%
2006 7.53% 0.01%
2005 7.52% 0.05%
2004 7.47% -0.86%
2003 8.33% -0.88%
2002 9.21% -0.82%
2001 10.03% -0.92%
2000 10.95% -1.05%
1999 12.00% -1.15%
1998 13.15% -1.31%
1997 14.46% 1.31%
1996 13.15% 1.30%
1995 11.85% 1.23%
1994 10.62% 0.08%
1993 10.54% 0.17%
1992 10.37% 0.10%
1991 10.27% 0.10%