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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 123.222 USD/Month 110.607
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 3Q/22 7.4 % 7.2
Kenya 2021 6.6 % 5.4
Madagascar 2021 2.6 % 2.5
Zimbabwe 2021 5.17 % 5.7
Tanzania 2021 9.3 % 9.5
Togo 2021 4 % 3.9
Tunisia 2Q/22 15.3 % 16.1
Nigeria 4Q/20 33.3 % 27.1
Sudan 2021 19.81 % 17.7
Morocco 3Q/22 11.4 % 11.2
Senegal 2Q/22 22 % 25.8
Seychelles 2021 3 % 4
South Africa 3Q/22 32.9 % 33.9
Uganda 2021 2.9 % 2.8
Rwanda Aug/22 18.1 % 23
Liberia 2021 4.1 % 4
Zambia 2021 13 % 12.2
Mozambique 2017 25.04 % 24.37
Namibia 2021 21.7 % 21.4
Ghana 2021 4.7 % 4.7
Swaziland 2021 25.8 % 25.5
Libya 2021 19.6 % 20.1
Algeria 3Q/18 11.7 %
Angola 2022 30.2 % 30.8
Benin 2021 1.6 % 1.6
Botswana 2021 24.5 % 23.3
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 1Q/21 2.2 % 2
Guinea 2021 6.3 % 6.1
Guinea Bissau 2021 6.8 % 6.7
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 2021 5.6 % 4.6