Yemen Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.57%, a 0.18% increase from 2020.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.39%, a 0.34% increase from 2019.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.06%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.15%, a 0.15% 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%
Yemen Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 13.57% 0.18%
2020 13.39% 0.34%
2019 13.06% -0.09%
2018 13.15% -0.15%
2017 13.30% -0.14%
2016 13.43% -0.34%
2015 13.77% 0.30%
2014 13.47% 0.20%
2013 13.27% 0.10%
2012 13.17% -0.07%
2011 13.24% 0.40%
2010 12.83% 0.08%
2009 12.75% 0.13%
2008 12.62% 0.13%
2007 12.49% 0.13%
2006 12.37% 0.16%
2005 12.21% 0.11%
2004 12.10% 0.13%
2003 11.97% 0.13%
2002 11.84% 0.13%
2001 11.71% 0.16%
2000 11.56% 0.10%
1999 11.46% 0.65%
1998 10.81% 0.61%
1997 10.20% 0.61%
1996 9.59% 0.63%
1995 8.96% 0.62%
1994 8.34% -0.02%
1993 8.36% 0.04%
1992 8.31% -0.01%
1991 8.32% -0.01%