Cameroon Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 6.64%, a 0.01% decline from 2020.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.65%, a 0.29% increase from 2019.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.37%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.30%, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Cameroon Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 6.64% -0.01%
2020 6.65% 0.29%
2019 6.37% 0.07%
2018 6.30% 0.06%
2017 6.24% 0.07%
2016 6.17% 0.07%
2015 6.10% 0.07%
2014 6.03% -0.07%
2013 6.10% -0.07%
2012 6.17% -0.07%
2011 6.23% -0.07%
2010 6.30% 0.59%
2009 5.71% 0.59%
2008 5.12% 0.57%
2007 4.55% -1.04%
2006 5.58% -1.04%
2005 6.63% -1.19%
2004 7.82% -1.26%
2003 9.08% -1.25%
2002 10.33% -1.26%
2001 11.58% -0.28%
2000 11.86% -0.26%
1999 12.12% -0.26%
1998 12.38% -0.26%
1997 12.65% -0.29%
1996 12.93% 0.14%
1995 12.80% 0.13%
1994 12.67% 0.00%
1993 12.66% 0.21%
1992 12.46% 0.12%
1991 12.34% 0.12%