Yemen Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2022 was 13.59%, a 0.3% decline from 2021.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.89%, a 0.31% increase from 2020.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.58%, a 0.6% increase from 2019.
  • Yemen unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.98%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Tanzania 2.76%
Mali 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Yemen Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 13.59% -0.30%
2021 13.89% 0.31%
2020 13.58% 0.60%
2019 12.98% -0.10%
2018 13.08% -0.17%
2017 13.25% -0.16%
2016 13.41% -0.38%
2015 13.78% 0.31%
2014 13.47% 0.21%
2013 13.26% 0.10%
2012 13.17% -0.08%
2011 13.25% 0.42%
2010 12.83% 0.08%
2009 12.75% 0.13%
2008 12.62% 0.13%
2007 12.50% 0.13%
2006 12.37% 0.16%
2005 12.21% 0.11%
2004 12.10% 0.13%
2003 11.98% 0.13%
2002 11.85% 0.13%
2001 11.72% 0.16%
2000 11.56% 0.10%
1999 11.46% 0.65%
1998 10.81% 0.61%
1997 10.21% 0.61%
1996 9.60% 0.63%
1995 8.97% 0.63%
1994 8.34% -0.03%
1993 8.37% 0.04%
1992 8.33% -0.02%
1991 8.34% -0.02%