Kenya 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.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.84%, a 0.26% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.59%, a 1.25% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.34%, a 1.72% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.62%, a 1.65% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Kenya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 13.84% 0.26%
2020 13.59% 1.25%
2019 12.34% 1.72%
2018 10.62% 1.65%
2017 8.97% 1.65%
2016 7.32% 0.02%
2015 7.31% 0.02%
2014 7.29% 0.04%
2013 7.25% 0.03%
2012 7.23% 0.06%
2011 7.16% 0.08%
2010 7.08% 0.00%
2009 7.09% 0.02%
2008 7.06% 0.14%
2007 6.93% 0.05%
2006 6.87% 0.05%
2005 6.83% 0.02%
2004 6.80% 0.00%
2003 6.80% -0.01%
2002 6.81% 0.05%
2001 6.76% -0.02%
2000 6.79% 0.03%
1999 6.76% 0.02%
1998 6.74% -0.03%
1997 6.77% 0.04%
1996 6.73% 0.01%
1995 6.72% 0.00%
1994 6.71% 0.00%
1993 6.71% 0.01%
1992 6.71% 0.04%
1991 6.67% 0.04%