Youth Unemployment Rate of Zambia
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Zambia was 22.63% in 2019, a difference of -0.07 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Zambia in 2019 was 7,390,080. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 21.08% and 24.19% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines youth unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total youth, male youth, and female youth unemployment rates of Zambia for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Zambia.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Zambia (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Zambia
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 30.34 24.73 36.43
1992 30.85 26.52 35.55
1993 31.48 28.53 34.68
1994 29.17 27 31.51
1995 26.95 24.69 29.39
1996 24.9 22.97 26.99
1997 22.32 21.32 23.4
1998 19.87 19.59 20.18
1999 20.63 20.84 20.4
2000 21.3 22.21 20.32
2001 22.59 23.49 21.61
2002 24.06 24.88 23.17
2003 25.5 26.08 24.88
2004 26.88 27.34 26.38
2005 28.21 28.59 27.8
2006 23.78 24.16 23.38
2007 19.69 20.18 19.18
2008 16.03 16.6 15.43
2009 21.23 21.52 20.92
2010 26.84 26.77 26.91
2011 21.28 21.44 21.12
2012 16.44 16.69 16.19
2013 17.61 17.7 17.52
2014 18.64 18.52 18.75
2015 19.69 19.3 20.08
2016 20.71 20.11 21.31
2017 21.62 20.74 22.52
2018 22.7 21.06 24.37
2019 22.63 21.08 24.19