Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 6.33%, a 0.19% increase from 2021.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.14%, a 0.51% decline from 2020.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.65%, a 1.45% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.20%, a 0.3% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Somalia 35.63%
Haiti 34.03%
Yemen 25.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 22.12%
Nepal 20.60%
Comoros 20.27%
South Sudan 19.21%
Rwanda 17.41%
Tajikistan 17.41%
Zimbabwe 12.37%
Eritrea 11.09%
Central African Republic 10.90%
Togo 9.81%
Democratic Republic of Congo 9.29%
Burkina Faso 8.47%
Gambia 8.06%
Mozambique 8.05%
Guinea 7.89%
Malawi 7.73%
North Korea 6.94%
Uganda 6.58%
Ethiopia 6.33%
Senegal 4.78%
Guinea-Bissau 4.57%
Mali 4.49%
Tanzania 4.26%
Benin 4.18%
Sierra Leone 4.15%
Madagascar 3.95%
Liberia 3.08%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.55%
Niger 0.71%
Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 6.33% 0.19%
2021 6.14% -0.51%
2020 6.65% 1.45%
2019 5.20% 0.30%
2018 4.90% 0.30%
2017 4.60% 0.30%
2016 4.31% 0.29%
2015 4.01% 0.29%
2014 3.72% 0.29%
2013 3.44% -0.02%
2012 3.46% 0.00%
2011 3.46% -0.01%
2010 3.47% -0.04%
2009 3.51% -0.01%
2008 3.52% -0.02%
2007 3.54% -0.03%
2006 3.57% -0.02%
2005 3.58% -0.29%
2004 3.87% -0.39%
2003 4.26% -0.28%
2002 4.54% -0.26%
2001 4.80% -0.32%
2000 5.11% -0.31%
1999 5.42% 0.09%
1998 5.33% 0.21%
1997 5.12% 0.23%
1996 4.89% 0.12%
1995 4.76% 0.15%
1994 4.61% 0.05%
1993 4.56% -0.16%
1992 4.72% 0.00%
1991 4.72% 0.00%