Kenya Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 13.35%, a 0.12% decline from 2021.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.48%, a 0.36% decline from 2020.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.83%, a 1.4% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.43%, a 1.74% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Kenya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 13.35% -0.12%
2021 13.48% -0.36%
2020 13.83% 1.40%
2019 12.43% 1.74%
2018 10.69% 1.64%
2017 9.05% 1.67%
2016 7.37% 0.04%
2015 7.34% 0.03%
2014 7.31% 0.01%
2013 7.30% 0.06%
2012 7.24% 0.06%
2011 7.18% 0.11%
2010 7.06% -0.06%
2009 7.12% -0.03%
2008 7.15% 0.19%
2007 6.96% 0.03%
2006 6.93% 0.02%
2005 6.92% 0.00%
2004 6.91% -0.03%
2003 6.94% -0.04%
2002 6.99% 0.08%
2001 6.91% -0.07%
2000 6.97% 0.04%
1999 6.93% 0.03%
1998 6.90% -0.05%
1997 6.95% 0.10%
1996 6.85% 0.03%
1995 6.82% 0.00%
1994 6.82% -0.01%
1993 6.83% 0.02%
1992 6.81% 0.09%
1991 6.73% 0.09%