Unemployment Rate in Ethiopia increased to 19.10 percent in 2018 from 16.90 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Ethiopia averaged 19.54 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 26.40 percent in 1999 and a record low of 16.80 percent in 2015.

Unemployment Rate in Ethiopia is expected to be 19.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ethiopia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 18.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ethiopia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 19.10 16.90 26.40 16.80 percent [+]
Population 105.00 102.40 105.00 22.15 million [+]
Living Wage Family 7150.00 7260.00 7260.00 7020.00 ETB/Month [+]


Ethiopia Unemployment Rate

In Ethiopia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Ethiopia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ethiopia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.10 16.90 26.40 16.80 1999 - 2018 percent Yearly




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