Unemployment Rate in Kenya remained unchanged at 11.50 percent in 2017 from 11.50 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Kenya averaged 10.80 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in 2009 and a record low of 10 percent in 1997.

Kenya Unemployment Rate
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Kenya Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.50 12.20 10.00 percent [+]
Population 46.60 45.40 46.60 8.11 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 48500.00 47500.00 48500.00 46600.00 KES/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 22300.00 21400.00 22400.00 20900.00 KES/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 13572.00 12926.55 13572.00 1700.00 KES/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 60500.00 62300.00 62300.00 60500.00 KES/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 17500.00 19100.00 19100.00 16400.00 KES/Month [+]


Kenya Unemployment Rate

In Kenya, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Kenya Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kenya Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.50 11.50 12.20 10.00 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




Country Last
South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.90 Sep/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 10.10 Sep/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Oct/18
Indonesia 5.34 Jun/18
Australia 5.00 Sep/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Sep/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
Netherlands 3.70 Sep/18
United States 3.70 Oct/18
Mexico 3.60 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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