Kenya Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | World Bank

Kenya Unemployment Rate increased to 2.98 % in Dec 2020, from the previously reported number of 2.60 % in Dec 2019. Kenya Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 2.86 %. The data reached an all-time high of 2.98 % in Dec 2020 and a record low of 2.60 % in Dec 2019. The data is reported by reported by World Bank.

In the latest reports, Kenya Population reached 47.56 million people in Dec 2019. Monthly Earnings of Kenya stood at 641.10 USD in Jun 2019. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 71.89 % in Dec 2020.

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Kenya Unemployment Rate

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2.98 2020 2.60 2019 2.60 2019 2.98 2020 % yearly 1991 - 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 10.20 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 8.91 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2020
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -6.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 7,095.233 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 66,700.6 Dec 2020 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 68.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KES bn) 4,370.210 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KES bn) 13,701.000 2026 yearly 1998 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (KES bn) 3,864.880 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Central Government Expenditure: ytd (KES mn) 1,347,100.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Recurrent (KES mn) 935,910.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Development (KES mn) 246,800.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue (KES mn) 948,150.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax (KES mn) 779,270.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: Excise Duty (KES mn) 123,050.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: VAT (KES mn) 215,790.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Central Government Surplus or Deficit (KES bn) -478.312 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Central Government Debt: External (KES mn) 3,771,810.000 Nov 2020 monthly Sep 1999 - Nov 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.682 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -968.9 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Jan 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 494.5 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 2.2 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1999 - Jan 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 10,237.938 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 83,805.428 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 12,955.749 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,463.4 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 3.5 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1999 - Jan 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 378,578.511 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 110,764.379 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 43.843 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 49.992 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 11.475 Nov 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 363.365 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2021
Exports (KES mn) 54,313.630 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Re-Exports (KES mn) 4,743.150 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports (KES mn) 160,723.930 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: Coffee (KES mn) 1,380.630 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: Tea (KES mn) 11,378.640 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: Chemicals (KES mn) 3,600.710 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: Horticulture (KES mn) 11,054.990 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: Cement (KES mn) 62.250 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: United Kingdom (KES mn) 4,607.970 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Netherlands (KES mn) 5,511.980 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Uganda (KES mn) 5,264.180 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports: Tanzania (KES mn) 2,456.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Food and Live Animals (KES mn) 14,927.150 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (KES mn) 25,094.450 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Chemicals (KES mn) 25,250.100 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Materials (KES mn) 29,255.480 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Machinery and Transport Equipment (KES mn) 38,795.390 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: South Africa (KES mn) 3,817.060 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Italy (KES mn) 1,200.520 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: United Arab Emirates (KES mn) 15,030.590 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: Saudi Arabia (KES mn) 10,091.060 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Imports: India (KES mn) 13,321.570 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2021
Exports Volume Index (2009=100) 110.800 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Imports Volume Index (2009=100) 107.100 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,332.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.4 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 13.5 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,267.135 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.4 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,253.625 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
External Debt (USD mn) 34,746.1 Dec 2020 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 33.1 2019 yearly 2015 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 2,611.0 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 2.7 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -8.528 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Balance of Payment: Current Account (USD mn) -415.000 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KES mn) 6,858.800 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Reserves and Related Items: Reserve Assets (KES mn) -24,917.900 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) 182.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account n.i.e (USD mn) -1,333.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
Balance of Payments (BoP) (USD mn) 1,023.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) 383.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Goods (USD mn) -2,122.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) 873.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) -25.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 848.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 40.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 445.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account n.i.e (USD mn) -295.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (USD mn) 1,516.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 17.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Credit n.i.e (USD mn) 1,235.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account n.i.e (USD mn) 36.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Credit n.i.e (USD mn) 36.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 19.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 265.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) -66.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) 993.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (USD mn) 3,638.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (KES mn) 135,897.000 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 10.0 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 2,674.259 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 15,582.895 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jan 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 29,387.938 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jan 2021
M2 Growth (%) 11.0 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Jan 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.3 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,297.3 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 8.845 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.0 Nov 2020 monthly Sep 2005 - Nov 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1.127 Sep 2020 monthly Sep 1973 - Sep 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 11.8 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 36,163.389 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 38,864.9 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jan 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 16.2 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Jan 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 38,587.264 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 8.32 Dec 2019 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2019
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 26.35 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2020
Money Supply: M3 (KES mn) 3,992,885.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jan 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2 (KES mn) 3,236,908.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jan 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (KES mn) 1,716,364.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jan 2021
Gross Loans and Advances: Total NPLs and Advances (KES bn) 271.000 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019

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