Uganda 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.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.33%, a 0.33% increase from 2020.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.00%, a 1.06% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.95%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.90%, a 0.03% 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%
Uganda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 4.33% 0.33%
2020 4.00% 1.06%
2019 2.95% 0.04%
2018 2.90% 0.03%
2017 2.87% 0.05%
2016 2.82% 0.04%
2015 2.78% 0.04%
2014 2.74% 0.03%
2013 2.70% -2.63%
2012 5.33% -0.01%
2011 5.34% -0.11%
2010 5.45% -0.06%
2009 5.51% 0.65%
2008 4.86% 0.63%
2007 4.24% 0.65%
2006 3.59% 0.60%
2005 2.99% -1.34%
2004 4.33% -1.37%
2003 5.69% 0.09%
2002 5.61% 0.33%
2001 5.28% 0.35%
2000 4.93% 0.43%
1999 4.50% 0.34%
1998 4.16% 0.38%
1997 3.78% 0.41%
1996 3.37% 0.40%
1995 2.97% 0.36%
1994 2.61% 0.42%
1993 2.19% 0.40%
1992 1.79% -0.11%
1991 1.91% -0.11%