Ghana 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.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.59%, a 0.1% increase from 2020.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.49%, a 0.54% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.95%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.85%, a 0.13% 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%
Ghana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 9.59% 0.10%
2020 9.49% 0.54%
2019 8.95% 0.10%
2018 8.85% 0.13%
2017 8.72% -2.67%
2016 11.39% -2.61%
2015 14.00% 0.61%
2014 13.38% 0.67%
2013 12.72% 0.62%
2012 12.10% 0.65%
2011 11.46% 0.48%
2010 10.98% 0.49%
2009 10.49% 0.57%
2008 9.92% 0.45%
2007 9.47% 0.52%
2006 8.95% -1.27%
2005 10.22% -1.25%
2004 11.48% -1.25%
2003 12.72% -1.24%
2002 13.96% -1.23%
2001 15.19% -1.22%
2000 16.41% 0.56%
1999 15.85% 2.99%
1998 12.86% 0.93%
1997 11.93% 0.94%
1996 11.00% 0.92%
1995 10.08% 0.90%
1994 9.18% 0.92%
1993 8.26% 0.87%
1992 7.39% 1.94%
1991 5.45% 1.94%