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Labour participation rate, Employment to population ratio, and unemployment rates (%)
2012/13 2016/2017
Subsistence Unemploy- Subsistence Unemploy-
Characteristics LFPR EPR agric worker ment rate LFPR EPR agric worker ment rate
Sub-region
Kampala 86.4 64.9 0.2 24.8 77.9 61.6 0.6 21
Central I 71.5 64.1 20.4 10.3 70.8 62.1 14.3 12.3
Central II 63.1 58.1 32.6 7.9 67.4 61.3 18.6 9
Busoga 51 41.3 48.3 19 43 42 53.2 2.3
Bukedi 49.2 38.4 52.9 21.9 25.4 24.1 70.1 5.3
Elgon 48.3 42.8 47 11.6 34.2 31.1 63.1 9.2
Teso 51.9 51.1 44.7 1.6 37.6 31.4 59.2 16.3
Karamoja 77.3 70.5 10.4 8.9 54 45.1 41.6 16.5
Lango 58.7 55.1 40.9 6.1 41.8 37.9 54.2 9.3
Acholi 72.4 68.2 26.4 5.8 39.6 35.8 53.9 9.4
West Nile 70.4 66.4 24.4 5.6 58.5 57 35.4 2.5
Bunyoro 48.2 41.9 51 13.1 49.6 45.8 40.4 7.7
Tooro 53 43.7 43.3 17.6 50.4 47 39.7 6.8
Ankole 54.2 50.2 43.1 7.4 48.4 46.5 39 4.1
Kigezi 48.6 46 49.5 5.2 43.4 40.8 48.4 5.8
Special age groups
14-17 Years 37.2 24.9 62.7 32.9 18.9 16.2 68.4 14.3
15-24 Years 52.4 41.8 44.6 20.3 40.7 33.8 48.5 16.8
18-30 Years 64.9 56.6 31.9 12.7 58.1 50.3 35.3 13.3
31-64 Years 65.7 63.1 31.8 3.9 60.3 57.4 36.3 4.8
60+ Years 49.9 48.9 44.7 2.1 43.3 40.3 50.2 6.9
Uganda 59.8 53.2 36.6 11.1 52.3 47.5 39.5 9.2
Source: Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Date of last Update: 2018-04-22
Units: Rate
Frequency of Update: Every 3 years

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