Rwanda 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.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.93%, a 0.35% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.59%, a 0.54% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.05%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.03%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Rwanda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 2.93% 0.35%
2020 2.59% 0.54%
2019 2.05% 0.02%
2018 2.03% 0.02%
2017 2.01% 0.03%
2016 1.99% 0.03%
2015 1.96% 0.02%
2014 1.93% 0.06%
2013 1.87% 0.07%
2012 1.80% 0.06%
2011 1.74% 0.06%
2010 1.67% 0.06%
2009 1.62% 0.06%
2008 1.55% 0.05%
2007 1.50% 0.06%
2006 1.44% 0.05%
2005 1.39% 0.05%
2004 1.34% 0.04%
2003 1.29% 0.05%
2002 1.24% 0.08%
2001 1.16% 0.08%
2000 1.08% 0.08%
1999 1.00% 0.08%
1998 0.91% 0.08%
1997 0.83% 0.08%
1996 0.75% 0.05%
1995 0.70% 0.05%
1994 0.64% 0.06%
1993 0.58% 0.07%
1992 0.51% 0.06%
1991 0.45% 0.06%