Unemployment Rate in Kenya remained unchanged at 9.30 percent in 2019 from 9.30 percent in 2018.

Unemployment Rate in Kenya averaged 10.70 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in 2009 and a record low of 9.30 percent in 2018. 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 April of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Kenya is expected to reach 9.90 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 10.70 percent in 2021 and 11.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 9.30 12.20 9.30 1991 - 2019 percent Yearly

Kenya Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.30 9.30 12.20 9.30 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.