Uganda Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2021 was 2.94%, a 0.17% increase from 2020.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.77%, a 0.84% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.93%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.92%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Uganda Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 2.94% 0.17%
2020 2.77% 0.84%
2019 1.93% 0.00%
2018 1.92% -0.01%
2017 1.93% 0.01%
2016 1.92% 0.01%
2015 1.91% 0.01%
2014 1.91% 0.00%
2013 1.91% -1.64%
2012 3.55% 0.04%
2011 3.51% -0.07%
2010 3.59% -0.01%
2009 3.60% 0.45%
2008 3.15% 0.42%
2007 2.73% 0.44%
2006 2.29% 0.39%
2005 1.90% -0.85%
2004 2.75% -0.85%
2003 3.60% 0.10%
2002 3.50% 0.23%
2001 3.27% 0.25%
2000 3.03% 0.32%
1999 2.71% 0.24%
1998 2.47% 0.27%
1997 2.21% 0.29%
1996 1.92% 0.27%
1995 1.65% 0.23%
1994 1.42% 0.26%
1993 1.16% 0.24%
1992 0.92% -0.02%
1991 0.94% -0.02%