Uganda Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.28%, a 0.01% decline from 2021.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.30%, a 0.22% decline from 2020.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.51%, a 0.96% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.55%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Uganda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.28% -0.01%
2021 4.30% -0.22%
2020 4.51% 0.96%
2019 3.55% -0.02%
2018 3.57% -0.07%
2017 3.64% 0.46%
2016 3.18% 0.43%
2015 2.75% 0.43%
2014 2.32% 0.41%
2013 1.91% -1.64%
2012 3.55% 0.06%
2011 3.49% -0.10%
2010 3.59% -0.01%
2009 3.60% 0.46%
2008 3.14% 0.42%
2007 2.72% 0.45%
2006 2.28% 0.38%
2005 1.90% -0.85%
2004 2.75% -0.85%
2003 3.60% 0.10%
2002 3.50% -0.04%
2001 3.54% -0.01%
2000 3.55% 0.11%
1999 3.44% -0.03%
1998 3.48% 0.03%
1997 3.45% 0.09%
1996 3.36% 0.06%
1995 3.30% -0.06%
1994 3.36% 0.05%
1993 3.31% -0.06%
1992 3.37% 0.05%
1991 3.32% 0.05%