Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.33%, a 0.31% decline from 2020.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.63%, a 0.63% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.01%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.93%, a 0.05% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Zimbabwe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 7.33% -0.31%
2020 7.63% 0.63%
2019 7.01% 0.08%
2018 6.93% 0.05%
2017 6.87% 0.05%
2016 6.83% 0.06%
2015 6.76% 0.05%
2014 6.71% -0.63%
2013 7.33% -0.56%
2012 7.89% -0.59%
2011 8.49% 0.21%
2010 8.27% 0.13%
2009 8.15% 0.05%
2008 8.09% 0.20%
2007 7.89% 0.16%
2006 7.73% 0.15%
2005 7.58% 0.12%
2004 7.47% -1.03%
2003 8.50% -0.92%
2002 9.41% -0.85%
2001 10.26% -0.88%
2000 11.14% -0.89%
1999 12.04% -1.18%
1998 13.21% -1.21%
1997 14.42% 1.43%
1996 12.99% 1.32%
1995 11.67% 1.43%
1994 10.24% 0.00%
1993 10.24% 0.00%
1992 10.23% 0.14%
1991 10.09% 0.14%