Zambia 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.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 26.05%, a 0.02% decline from 2020.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 26.07%, a 0.61% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.47%, a 2.84% increase from 2018.
  • Zambia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.62%, a 1.06% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Zambia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 26.05% -0.02%
2020 26.07% 0.61%
2019 25.47% 2.84%
2018 22.62% 1.06%
2017 21.56% 1.05%
2016 20.51% 1.09%
2015 19.43% 1.17%
2014 18.26% 1.20%
2013 17.06% 1.27%
2012 15.79% -5.57%
2011 21.36% -5.50%
2010 26.86% 5.86%
2009 21.00% 5.60%
2008 15.40% -4.67%
2007 20.07% -4.43%
2006 24.51% -4.20%
2005 28.71% 1.53%
2004 27.18% 1.51%
2003 25.67% 1.45%
2002 24.22% 1.47%
2001 22.75% 1.39%
2000 21.37% 0.81%
1999 20.56% 0.73%
1998 19.83% -2.75%
1997 22.58% -2.78%
1996 25.36% -2.48%
1995 27.84% -2.61%
1994 30.44% -2.10%
1993 32.54% 0.47%
1992 32.07% 0.68%
1991 31.39% 0.68%