Yemen Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.42%, a 0.52% increase from 2019.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.90%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.01%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.15%, a 0.16% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Yemen Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.42% 0.52%
2019 12.90% -0.11%
2018 13.01% -0.14%
2017 13.15% -0.16%
2016 13.31% -0.09%
2015 13.40% -0.07%
2014 13.47% 0.06%
2013 13.41% 0.17%
2012 13.24% 0.16%
2011 13.08% 0.15%
2010 12.93% 0.22%
2009 12.71% 0.54%
2008 12.17% 0.07%
2007 12.10% -0.03%
2006 12.13% -0.04%
2005 12.17% 0.05%
2004 12.12% 0.08%
2003 12.04% 0.15%
2002 11.89% 0.20%
2001 11.69% 0.12%
2000 11.57% 0.11%
1999 11.46% 0.71%
1998 10.75% 0.63%
1997 10.12% 0.61%
1996 9.51% 0.60%
1995 8.91% 0.57%
1994 8.34% 0.03%
1993 8.31% 0.10%
1992 8.21% 0.06%
1991 8.15% 0.06%