Unemployment Rate in Kenya decreased to 4.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 5.30 percent in the third quarter of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Kenya averaged 10.06 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 4.70 percent in the second quarter of 2019. This page provides - Kenya Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kenya Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Kenya is expected to be 5.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Kenya to stand at 6.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kenya Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.00 percent in 2021 and 8.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 5.30 12.20 4.70 1991 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Kenya Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.30 12.20 4.70 percent [+]
Population 47.60 47.80 47.80 8.11 Million [+]
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 [+]
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 13572.00 13572.00 1700.00 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.