Unemployment Rate in Ethiopia decreased to 17.50 percent in 2012 from 18 percent in 2011. Unemployment Rate in Ethiopia is reported by the CSA, Ethiopia. Ethiopia Unemployment Rate averaged 20.67 percent from 1999 until 2012, reaching an all time high of 26.40 percent in December of 1999 and a record low of 17.50 percent in December of 2012. In Ethiopia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page contains - Ethiopia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.