Rwanda Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2021 was 1.61%, a 0.12% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.49%, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.10%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Rwanda unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.11%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Rwanda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 1.61% 0.12%
2020 1.49% 0.39%
2019 1.10% -0.01%
2018 1.11% -0.03%
2017 1.14% -0.01%
2016 1.14% 0.00%
2015 1.15% -0.02%
2014 1.17% 0.02%
2013 1.15% 0.03%
2012 1.12% 0.02%
2011 1.10% 0.02%
2010 1.08% 0.02%
2009 1.06% 0.04%
2008 1.02% 0.01%
2007 1.01% 0.03%
2006 0.99% 0.02%
2005 0.96% 0.02%
2004 0.95% 0.01%
2003 0.94% 0.05%
2002 0.89% 0.05%
2001 0.84% 0.06%
2000 0.79% 0.05%
1999 0.74% 0.06%
1998 0.68% 0.06%
1997 0.61% 0.05%
1996 0.56% 0.06%
1995 0.50% 0.04%
1994 0.47% 0.06%
1993 0.41% 0.06%
1992 0.34% 0.04%
1991 0.30% 0.04%