Eritrea Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2021 was 8.05%, a 0.18% increase from 2020.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.87%, a 1.87% increase from 2019.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.99%, a 0.05% increase from 2018.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.95%, a 0% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Sudan 13.92%
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Gambia 11.21%
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Tajikistan 7.75%
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Senegal 3.72%
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Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
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Eritrea Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 8.05% 0.18%
2020 7.87% 1.87%
2019 5.99% 0.05%
2018 5.95% 0.00%
2017 5.94% 0.04%
2016 5.90% 0.07%
2015 5.83% 0.16%
2014 5.67% 0.09%
2013 5.58% 0.05%
2012 5.53% 0.01%
2011 5.52% 0.03%
2010 5.50% 0.25%
2009 5.25% 0.07%
2008 5.17% -0.08%
2007 5.25% -0.01%
2006 5.26% 0.00%
2005 5.26% -0.11%
2004 5.37% -0.21%
2003 5.58% -0.12%
2002 5.70% -0.06%
2001 5.77% -0.11%
2000 5.88% -0.08%
1999 5.95% -0.05%
1998 6.01% -0.08%
1997 6.08% 0.01%
1996 6.08% 0.04%
1995 6.04% 0.14%
1994 5.90% 0.17%
1993 5.73% 0.19%
1992 5.54% 0.22%
1991 5.32% 0.22%