Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) fell to 18.4% in Kenya in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%)
Labour | Kenya | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) reached 18.4 % in 2018 in Kenya. This is 0.222 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Kenya reached an all time high of 25.0 % in 1999 and an all time low of 18.4 % in 2018. When compared to Kenya's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Ethiopia amounted to 3.62 %, 27.2 % in Somalia, 4.09 % in Tanzania and 3.07 % in Uganda in 2018.

Kenya has been ranked 66th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24), 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labour force aged 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 6.51% 6.43% 6.05% 6.05% 6.17%
Djibouti % 22.9% 22.3% 22.5% 21.8% 21.9%
Eritrea % 12.5% 12.6% 12.6% 12.5% 12.3%
Ethiopia % 4.34% 4.42% 4.17% 4.01% 3.86%
Kenya % 19.3% 19.5% 19.2% 19.2% 19.1%
Mozambique % 6.36% 6.52% 6.57% 7.07% 6.94%
Rwanda % 2.18% 2.40% 2.52% 2.36% 2.22%
Somalia % 28.7% 28.8% 28.4% 28.2% 27.9%
South Sudan % 18.2% 18.3% 17.9% 18.4% 18.2%
Sudan % 43.4% 43.6% 44.2% 44.3% 44.0%
Tanzania % 7.41% 6.84% 4.47% 4.43% 4.36%
Uganda % 6.03% 3.35% 3.31% 3.26% 3.16%
Yemen % 29.5% 32.5% 34.4% 35.3% 33.9%
Zambia % 16.9% 16.9% 16.8% 16.4% 16.3%