Ethiopia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.69%, a 0.46% increase from 2020.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.24%, a 0.91% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.33%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.32%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Ethiopia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 3.69% 0.46%
2020 3.24% 0.91%
2019 2.33% 0.01%
2018 2.32% 0.02%
2017 2.30% 0.01%
2016 2.29% 0.01%
2015 2.27% 0.01%
2014 2.26% 0.01%
2013 2.25% -0.04%
2012 2.29% -0.02%
2011 2.31% -0.03%
2010 2.34% -0.04%
2009 2.38% -0.03%
2008 2.41% -0.03%
2007 2.44% -0.04%
2006 2.47% -0.03%
2005 2.50% -0.19%
2004 2.69% -0.25%
2003 2.94% -0.19%
2002 3.13% -0.17%
2001 3.30% -0.21%
2000 3.51% -0.20%
1999 3.71% 0.09%
1998 3.62% 0.15%
1997 3.47% 0.16%
1996 3.31% 0.10%
1995 3.21% 0.11%
1994 3.10% 0.05%
1993 3.05% -0.06%
1992 3.10% 0.02%
1991 3.08% 0.02%