Benin Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.18%, a 0.15% decline from 2021.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.33%, a 0.15% decline from 2020.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.47%, a 0.58% increase from 2019.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.89%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Somalia 35.63%
Haiti 34.03%
Yemen 25.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 22.12%
Nepal 20.60%
Comoros 20.27%
South Sudan 19.21%
Rwanda 17.41%
Tajikistan 17.41%
Zimbabwe 12.37%
Eritrea 11.09%
Central African Republic 10.90%
Togo 9.81%
Democratic Republic of Congo 9.29%
Burkina Faso 8.47%
Gambia 8.06%
Mozambique 8.05%
Guinea 7.89%
Malawi 7.73%
North Korea 6.94%
Uganda 6.58%
Ethiopia 6.33%
Senegal 4.78%
Guinea-Bissau 4.57%
Mali 4.49%
Tanzania 4.26%
Benin 4.18%
Sierra Leone 4.15%
Madagascar 3.95%
Liberia 3.08%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.55%
Niger 0.71%
Benin Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 4.18% -0.15%
2021 4.33% -0.15%
2020 4.47% 0.58%
2019 3.89% 0.02%
2018 3.87% -0.24%
2017 4.11% -0.26%
2016 4.37% -0.25%
2015 4.62% -0.13%
2014 4.75% -0.20%
2013 4.95% -0.26%
2012 5.21% -0.25%
2011 5.46% 3.32%
2010 2.14% 0.18%
2009 1.96% 0.19%
2008 1.77% 0.17%
2007 1.59% 0.15%
2006 1.44% 0.15%
2005 1.30% 0.17%
2004 1.13% 0.15%
2003 0.98% 0.16%
2002 0.83% -0.08%
2001 0.91% -0.08%
2000 0.99% -0.09%
1999 1.08% -0.09%
1998 1.17% -0.08%
1997 1.25% -0.09%
1996 1.34% -0.08%
1995 1.42% -0.10%
1994 1.52% -0.07%
1993 1.59% -0.10%
1992 1.69% -0.02%
1991 1.71% -0.02%