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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Kenya

Kenya Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.2 % 2020


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Kenya - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Kenya?

  • Unemployment Rate in Kenya decreased to 7.2 % in 2020. 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
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 2020 125.894 USD/Month 125.894
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/21 7.4 % 7.2
Kenya 2020 7.2 % 10.4
Madagascar 2020 1.9 % 1.7
Zimbabwe 2020 5.7 % 5
Tanzania 2019 9.6 % 9.7
Togo 2020 4.1 % 3.6
Tunisia 1Q/21 17.8 % 17.4
Nigeria 4Q/20 33.3 % 27.1
Sudan 2020 17.7 % 16.8
Morocco 1Q/21 12.5 % 11.9
Senegal 4Q/20 16.7 % 23.4
Seychelles 2020 4 % 2.4
South Africa 1Q/21 32.6 % 32.5
Uganda 2019 1.8 % 1.7
Rwanda Aug/20 16 % 22.1
Liberia 2020 2.7 % 2.8
Zambia 2019 13.2 % 11.4
Mozambique 2017 25.04 % 24.37
Namibia 2018 33.4 % 34
Ghana 2020 4.5 % 4.1
Swaziland 2020 23.4 % 22.2
Libya 2020 18.63 % 18.56
Algeria 3Q/18 11.7 %
Angola 2021 30.5 % 30.6
Benin 2020 2.5 % 2.3
Botswana 2020 23.3 % 18.2
Burkina Faso 2018 6.1 %
Burundi 2020 0.8 % 1.4
Central African Republic 2020 4.3 % 4
Chad 2020 2.3 % 1.9
Comoros 2020 8.4 % 7.7
Republic of the Congo 2020 10.3 % 9.6
Equatorial Guinea 2020 9.2 % 8
Eritrea 2020 7.4 % 6.3
Ethiopia 2018 19.1 % 16.9
Gabon 2020 20.5 % 19.6
Gambia 2020 9.6 % 8.9
Guatemala 3Q/19 2 % 2.5
Guinea 2020 4.4 % 4.1
Guinea Bissau 2020 3.2 % 2.8
Lesotho 2020 24.7 % 23.9
Malawi 2020 6 % 5.6
Mali 2019 9.8 % 9.6
Mauritania 2020 10.7 % 10.1
Niger 2020 0.7 % 0.5
Sao Tome and Principe 2020 13.9 % 13.1
Sierra Leone 2020 4.6 % 4.4