Malawi Unemployment Rate

2005 - 2013 | Yearly | % | National Statistical Office of Malawi

Key information about Malawi Unemployment Rate

  • Malawi Unemployment Rate increased to 6.60% in Dec 2013, from the previously reported figure of 1.00% in Dec 2011.
  • Malawi Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 2005 to Dec 2013, with an average rate of 2.05%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 6.60% in Dec 2013 and a record low of 1.00% in Dec 2011.
  • The data is reported by reported by National Statistical Office of Malawi.
  • In the latest reports, Malawi Population reached 19.13 million people in Dec 2020.


View Malawi's Unemployment Rate from 2005 to 2013 in the chart:

Malawi Unemployment Rate

What was Malawi's Unemployment Rate in 2013?

Malawi Unemployment Rate increased to 6.60% in Dec 2013, from the previously reported figure of 1.00% in Dec 2011. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
6.60 2013 1.00 2011 1.00 2011 6.60 2013 % yearly 2005 - 2013

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 3.50 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - Jun 2022
Austria (%) 4.27 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jun 2022
Belgium (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 9.30 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 4.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Chile (%) 7.81 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
China (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 7.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 5.10 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.49 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.05 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Jun 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.00 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) 6.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 May 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - May 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 4.70 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - Jun 2022
Hungary (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Iceland (%) 3.40 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Israel (%) 3.31 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jun 2022
Italy (%) 8.12 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jun 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 5.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.66 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.70 Jun 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.33 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 11.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.30 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 3.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 6.78 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.30 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.10 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.28 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 12.48 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.8 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -81.288 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,408.847 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 11.7 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 2,620.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 66.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MWK bn) 3,986.035 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MWK bn) 13,547.615 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (MWK bn) 3,066.053 2027 yearly 2002 - 2027
Central Government: Revenue and Grants (MWK bn) 128.700 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Net Financing (MWK bn) 91.200 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Deficit or Surplus (MWK bn) -91.200 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Revenue and Grants: Revenue (MWK bn) 119.400 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Central Government: Expenditure (MWK bn) 219.900 May 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 11.436 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -134.1 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Sep 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 114.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -18.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 21.780 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 123.520 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 21.553 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 248.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -8.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 103,368.764 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 42,572.387 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 4.623 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 3.727 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Apr 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.993 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 36.243 Apr 2022 monthly Feb 1999 - Apr 2022
Foreign Trade: Re-Exports (MWK mn) 165.300 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade: Exports (MWK mn) 33,791.300 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Balance (MWK mn) -143,157.100 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade: Imports (MWK mn) 176,948.400 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 18.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,412.4 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 45.2 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 383.486 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.0 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 383.531 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
External Debt (MWK mn) 2,812,733.5 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 178.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.237 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -4,996.062 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
BoP: Current and Capital Account (MWK mn) -99,300.000 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2011 yearly 2006 - 2011
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 57.860 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 998.046 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 2,210.382 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
M2 Growth (%) 32.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2019 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 413.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jun 1965 - Oct 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 7.753 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 22.783 Jul 2014 monthly Jan 1972 - Jul 2014
Total Deposits (USD mn) 84.411 Sep 2021 monthly Feb 2005 - Sep 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 19.7 May 2022 monthly Feb 2006 - May 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 2,887.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 33.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 17.7 Dec 2011 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 7.63 2020 yearly 2017 - 2020
Monetary Aggregates: Quasi Money (MWK bn) 848.900 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (MWK bn) 796.100 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Apr 2021
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (MWK bn) 2,246.400 May 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - May 2022

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