Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.72%, a 0.78% increase from 2020.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.94%, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.72%, a 0.05% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.67%, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 35.66%
Somalia 34.74%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.22%
Yemen 25.47%
Comoros 21.66%
South Sudan 20.97%
Afghanistan 20.23%
Tajikistan 17.38%
Mali 17.31%
Gambia 15.49%
Eritrea 14.62%
Guinea-Bissau 12.84%
Central African Republic 11.80%
Sierra Leone 10.77%
Democratic Republic of Congo 10.08%
Malawi 9.85%
Togo 9.71%
Nepal 9.50%
Guinea 8.24%
Mozambique 8.12%
Burkina Faso 7.72%
Zimbabwe 7.33%
North Korea 6.13%
Ethiopia 5.72%
Senegal 5.04%
Madagascar 4.82%
Tanzania 4.60%
Uganda 4.33%
Benin 3.92%
Burundi 3.39%
Liberia 3.23%
Rwanda 2.93%
Chad 2.44%
Niger 1.02%
Ethiopia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 5.72% 0.78%
2020 4.94% 1.21%
2019 3.72% 0.05%
2018 3.67% 0.06%
2017 3.61% 0.05%
2016 3.57% 0.05%
2015 3.52% 0.04%
2014 3.47% 0.04%
2013 3.43% -0.03%
2012 3.46% -0.02%
2011 3.48% -0.02%
2010 3.50% -0.03%
2009 3.53% -0.01%
2008 3.54% -0.01%
2007 3.56% -0.02%
2006 3.57% -0.02%
2005 3.59% -0.29%
2004 3.88% -0.34%
2003 4.22% -0.29%
2002 4.51% -0.27%
2001 4.78% -0.30%
2000 5.08% -0.31%
1999 5.39% 0.10%
1998 5.29% 0.17%
1997 5.12% 0.18%
1996 4.94% 0.13%
1995 4.82% 0.15%
1994 4.67% 0.02%
1993 4.65% -0.09%
1992 4.74% -0.01%
1991 4.75% -0.01%