Kenya Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.74%, a 0.01% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.73%, a 0.72% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.01%, a 0.76% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.25%, a 0.74% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Kenya Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.74% 0.01%
2020 5.73% 0.72%
2019 5.01% 0.76%
2018 4.25% 0.74%
2017 3.51% 0.75%
2016 2.76% -0.02%
2015 2.78% -0.02%
2014 2.80% -0.01%
2013 2.81% -0.02%
2012 2.83% -0.01%
2011 2.84% 0.00%
2010 2.84% -0.04%
2009 2.88% -0.03%
2008 2.92% 0.02%
2007 2.89% -0.02%
2006 2.91% -0.02%
2005 2.92% -0.02%
2004 2.94% -0.03%
2003 2.97% -0.03%
2002 3.00% 0.01%
2001 2.99% -0.03%
2000 3.02% 0.00%
1999 3.02% -0.01%
1998 3.03% -0.03%
1997 3.06% 0.01%
1996 3.05% -0.01%
1995 3.06% -0.02%
1994 3.08% -0.03%
1993 3.10% -0.02%
1992 3.12% 0.00%
1991 3.12% 0.00%