Uganda 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.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 6.58%, a 0.04% increase from 2021.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.54%, a 0.54% decline from 2020.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.08%, a 1.51% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.57%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Somalia 35.63%
Haiti 34.03%
Yemen 25.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 22.12%
Nepal 20.60%
Comoros 20.27%
South Sudan 19.21%
Rwanda 17.41%
Tajikistan 17.41%
Zimbabwe 12.37%
Eritrea 11.09%
Central African Republic 10.90%
Togo 9.81%
Democratic Republic of Congo 9.29%
Burkina Faso 8.47%
Gambia 8.06%
Mozambique 8.05%
Guinea 7.89%
Malawi 7.73%
North Korea 6.94%
Uganda 6.58%
Ethiopia 6.33%
Senegal 4.78%
Guinea-Bissau 4.57%
Mali 4.49%
Tanzania 4.26%
Benin 4.18%
Sierra Leone 4.15%
Madagascar 3.95%
Liberia 3.08%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.55%
Niger 0.71%
Uganda Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 6.58% 0.04%
2021 6.54% -0.54%
2020 7.08% 1.51%
2019 5.57% 0.03%
2018 5.54% -0.03%
2017 5.57% 0.75%
2016 4.82% 0.73%
2015 4.09% 0.72%
2014 3.37% 0.71%
2013 2.66% -2.59%
2012 5.25% 0.01%
2011 5.24% -0.16%
2010 5.40% -0.07%
2009 5.47% 0.64%
2008 4.83% 0.61%
2007 4.22% 0.65%
2006 3.57% 0.58%
2005 2.99% -1.34%
2004 4.33% -1.37%
2003 5.69% 0.10%
2002 5.59% -0.07%
2001 5.67% -0.04%
2000 5.71% 0.11%
1999 5.60% -0.06%
1998 5.65% 0.02%
1997 5.64% 0.10%
1996 5.54% 0.07%
1995 5.47% -0.09%
1994 5.56% 0.06%
1993 5.50% -0.08%
1992 5.59% 0.06%
1991 5.53% 0.06%