Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.17%, a 0.18% decline from 2020.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.35%, a 0.52% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.83%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.80%, a 0.01% increase 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%
Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.17% -0.18%
2020 5.35% 0.52%
2019 4.83% 0.04%
2018 4.80% 0.01%
2017 4.79% 0.00%
2016 4.79% 0.01%
2015 4.78% 0.01%
2014 4.77% -0.21%
2013 4.98% -0.17%
2012 5.15% -0.22%
2011 5.37% 0.16%
2010 5.21% 0.13%
2009 5.08% 0.07%
2008 5.01% 0.19%
2007 4.83% 0.15%
2006 4.68% 0.14%
2005 4.54% 0.15%
2004 4.39% -0.36%
2003 4.75% -0.31%
2002 5.06% -0.29%
2001 5.36% -0.33%
2000 5.69% -0.31%
1999 6.00% -0.46%
1998 6.46% -0.47%
1997 6.93% 0.68%
1996 6.25% 0.62%
1995 5.63% 0.67%
1994 4.96% -0.01%
1993 4.97% -0.02%
1992 4.99% 0.05%
1991 4.94% 0.05%