Rwanda: Youth unemployment

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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 17.41
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 16.67
 Min - Max 16.25 - 17.74
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Rwanda from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Rwanda during that period was 16.67 percent with a minimum of 16.25 percent in 2002 and a maximum of 17.74 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2022 is 17.41 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 16.72 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Rwanda - Youth unemployment - recent values

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Rwanda - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022

We present the rate of youth unemployment for Rwanda and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 4.65 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 13.01 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 14.31 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 11.90 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.41 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 54.90 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.05 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 48.58 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 61.76 2022 percent
 Employment 3.97 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 18.05 Q3/2023 percent
 Labor cost 153.67 Q3/2023 index points
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