Latest: United Arab Emirates 16:05 GDP (YoY) Forecast: 0 % Actual: -6.1%
Latest: South Africa 16:00 SARB Monetary Policy Review Forecast: 0
Latest: United Kingdom 12:30 Annual Budget Release Forecast: 0
Latest: Japan 01:30 BoJ Board Member Suzuki Speaks Forecast: 0
Latest: United States 13:00 Jackson Hole Symposium Forecast: 0

Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Kenya

Kenya Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.6 % 2021


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Kenya - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Kenya?

  • Unemployment Rate in Kenya increased to 6.6 % in 2021. The maximum rate was 12.2 % and minimum was 4.7 %.
  • Data published Yearly by International Labour Organization.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
6.6 2021 28.10.2021
7.2 2020 18.02.2021
10.4 2020 27.09.2020
4.9 2020 02.08.2020
4.9 2019 13.02.2020
9.3 2018 29.10.2019
11.5 2017 11.07.2018
11 2016 21.06.2018


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Kenya by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Uhuru Kenyatta 09.04.2013 - 11.0000 11.0000 11.0000 11.0000 0.00%

Other labor indicators in Kenya

Index Updated Actual Previous
Minimum Wages 2022 126.293 USD/Month 113.363
Living Wage Individual 2018 209.281 USD/Month 200.834
Wages High Skilled 2018 567.779 USD/Month 584.672
Wages Low Skilled  2018 164.234 USD/Month 179.249

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Egypt 1Q/22 7.2 % 7.4
Kenya 2021 6.6 % 5.4
Madagascar 2021 2.6 % 2.5
Zimbabwe 2020 5.7 % 5
Tanzania 2020 9.5 % 9.6
Togo 2021 4 % 3.9
Tunisia 1Q/22 16.1 % 16.2
Nigeria 4Q/20 33.3 % 27.1
Sudan 2020 17.7 % 16.8
Morocco 2Q/22 11.2 % 12.1
Senegal 1Q/21 22.6 % 16.7
Seychelles 2021 3 % 4
South Africa 1Q/22 34.5 % 35.3
Uganda 2021 2.9 % 2.8
Rwanda Nov/21 23.8 % 19.4
Liberia 2021 4.1 % 4
Zambia 2020 12.2 % 13.2
Mozambique 2017 25.04 % 24.37
Namibia 2018 33.4 % 34
Ghana 2020 4.5 % 4.1
Swaziland 2021 25.8 % 25.5
Libya 2021 19.6 % 20.1
Algeria 3Q/18 11.7 %
Angola 2021 32.9 % 34.1
Benin 2021 1.6 % 1.6
Botswana 2020 23.3 % 18.2
Burkina Faso 2018 6.1 %
Burundi 2021 1.8 % 1.7
Central African Republic 2021 6.6 % 6.4
Chad 2021 1.9 % 1.7
Comoros 2021 9.4 % 9.2
Republic of the Congo 2021 23 % 22.8
Equatorial Guinea 2021 9.2 % 9.9
Eritrea 2021 8 % 7.9
Ethiopia 2018 19.1 % 16.9
Gabon 2021 22.3 % 22
Gambia 2021 11.2 % 11.1
Guatemala 3Q/19 2 % 2.5
Guinea 2020 4.4 % 4.1
Guinea Bissau 2020 3.2 % 2.8
Lesotho 2021 24.6 % 24.6
Malawi 2021 7 % 6.7
Mali 2021 7.7 % 7.7
Mauritania 2021 11.5 % 11.3
Niger 2021 0.8 % 0.6
Sao Tome and Principe 2021 15.9 % 15.7
Sierra Leone 2020 4.6 % 4.4