Unemployment Rate in Rwanda decreased to 16 percent in the third quarter of 2020 from 22.10 percent in the second quarter of 2020. source: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda

Unemployment Rate in Rwanda averaged 13.05 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 22.10 percent in the second quarter of 2020 and a record low of 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2001. This page provides - Rwanda Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Rwanda Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Rwanda is expected to be 15.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Rwanda to stand at 16.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Rwanda Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2021 and 16.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Rwanda Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.00 22.10 22.10 1.00 2001 - 2020 percent Quarterly

Rwanda Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 16.00 22.10 22.10 1.00 percent [+]
Population 12.37 12.30 12.37 2.94 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 697.20 905.20 905.20 536.71 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.60 27.20 27.20 17.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.20 55.10 58.20 52.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3667.61 3199.10 3667.61 3152.83 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 48.90 43.00 48.90 43.00 percent [+]


Rwanda Unemployment Rate
In Rwanda, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.