Unemployment Rate in Kenya decreased to 9.30 percent in 2018 from 11.50 percent in 2017. Unemployment Rate in Kenya averaged 10.75 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in 2009 and a record low of 9.30 percent in 2018.

Unemployment Rate in Kenya is expected to be 9.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 11.50 12.20 9.30 1991 - 2018 percent Yearly


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.

Kenya Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.30 11.50 12.20 9.30 percent [+]
Population 47.80 46.60 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 [+]