Malawi Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.02%, a 0.32% increase from 2020.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.70%, a 0.95% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.75%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Malawi unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.76%, a 0% 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%
Malawi Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 7.02% 0.32%
2020 6.70% 0.95%
2019 5.75% -0.01%
2018 5.76% 0.00%
2017 5.76% -0.06%
2016 5.82% -0.05%
2015 5.86% -0.03%
2014 5.90% -0.05%
2013 5.95% 0.00%
2012 5.95% 0.03%
2011 5.92% 0.03%
2010 5.89% 0.02%
2009 5.87% 0.01%
2008 5.86% 0.02%
2007 5.84% -0.01%
2006 5.85% 0.01%
2005 5.84% 0.02%
2004 5.82% 0.01%
2003 5.80% -0.01%
2002 5.81% -0.02%
2001 5.84% 0.05%
2000 5.79% 0.02%
1999 5.77% 0.02%
1998 5.75% 0.02%
1997 5.73% 0.04%
1996 5.70% 0.06%
1995 5.63% -0.12%
1994 5.76% 0.12%
1993 5.64% -0.07%
1992 5.71% 0.10%
1991 5.61% 0.10%