Unemployment Rate in Malawi remained unchanged at 5.90 percent in 2017 from 5.90 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Malawi averaged 7.17 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.80 percent in 2003 and a record low of 5.90 percent in 2014.

Unemployment Rate in Malawi is expected to be 5.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malawi Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malawi Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 5.90 7.80 5.90 percent [+]
Population 18.62 18.09 18.62 3.62 Million [+]


Malawi Unemployment Rate

In Malawi, the unemployment rate is based on the strict ILO definition, which is much lower than the unemployment rate obtained using the broad definition (20.4 percent). This page provides - Malawi Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malawi Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 5.90 7.80 5.90 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




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