Cameroon 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.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 7.00%, a 0.13% decline from 2021.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.13%, a 0.13% decline from 2020.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.26%, a 0.77% increase from 2019.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.50%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Cameroon Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 7.00% -0.13%
2021 7.13% -0.13%
2020 7.26% 0.77%
2019 6.50% 0.06%
2018 6.43% 0.05%
2017 6.38% 0.07%
2016 6.31% 0.07%
2015 6.24% 0.06%
2014 6.18% -0.03%
2013 6.21% -0.03%
2012 6.23% -0.04%
2011 6.27% -0.04%
2010 6.31% 0.59%
2009 5.72% 0.58%
2008 5.14% 0.58%
2007 4.55% -1.02%
2006 5.57% -1.04%
2005 6.61% -1.14%
2004 7.75% -1.24%
2003 8.99% -1.24%
2002 10.23% -1.24%
2001 11.47% -0.25%
2000 11.72% -0.22%
1999 11.94% -0.23%
1998 12.16% -0.24%
1997 12.41% -0.25%
1996 12.66% 0.11%
1995 12.55% 0.12%
1994 12.43% -0.12%
1993 12.56% 0.26%
1992 12.30% 0.10%
1991 12.20% 0.10%