Malawi 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.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.85%, a 0.32% increase from 2020.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.52%, a 1.2% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.32%, a 0.05% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.27%, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Malawi Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 9.85% 0.32%
2020 9.52% 1.20%
2019 8.32% 0.05%
2018 8.27% 0.06%
2017 8.22% 0.09%
2016 8.13% 0.10%
2015 8.03% 0.11%
2014 7.93% 0.09%
2013 7.84% -0.06%
2012 7.89% -0.02%
2011 7.92% -0.03%
2010 7.95% -0.04%
2009 7.99% -0.06%
2008 8.05% -0.05%
2007 8.09% -0.08%
2006 8.18% -0.06%
2005 8.24% -0.05%
2004 8.29% -0.06%
2003 8.36% -0.09%
2002 8.45% -0.10%
2001 8.55% -0.03%
2000 8.57% -0.05%
1999 8.62% -0.05%
1998 8.68% -0.04%
1997 8.71% -0.02%
1996 8.73% 0.01%
1995 8.72% -0.18%
1994 8.90% 0.09%
1993 8.81% -0.12%
1992 8.93% 0.06%
1991 8.87% 0.06%