Zambia 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.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 11.03%, a 0.07% decline from 2021.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.10%, a 0.08% increase from 2020.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 11.02%, a 0.7% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.33%, a 1.6% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Zambia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 11.03% -0.07%
2021 11.10% 0.08%
2020 11.02% 0.70%
2019 10.33% 1.60%
2018 8.73% -8.33%
2017 17.05% -0.10%
2016 17.15% -0.06%
2015 17.21% 0.06%
2014 17.14% 0.07%
2013 17.07% 0.16%
2012 16.92% -6.06%
2011 22.98% -5.87%
2010 28.85% 6.22%
2009 22.63% 5.98%
2008 16.65% -5.11%
2007 21.76% -4.93%
2006 26.69% -4.75%
2005 31.44% 1.81%
2004 29.63% 1.76%
2003 27.87% 1.63%
2002 26.25% 1.69%
2001 24.56% 1.56%
2000 22.99% 0.95%
1999 22.05% 0.78%
1998 21.27% -2.92%
1997 24.19% -2.94%
1996 27.12% -2.65%
1995 29.78% -3.00%
1994 32.78% -1.83%
1993 34.60% 0.45%
1992 34.15% 0.90%
1991 33.25% 0.90%