Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.77%, a 0.33% increase from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.44%, a 0.82% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.62%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.59%, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 35.66%
Somalia 34.74%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.22%
Yemen 25.47%
Comoros 21.66%
South Sudan 20.97%
Afghanistan 20.23%
Tajikistan 17.38%
Mali 17.31%
Gambia 15.49%
Eritrea 14.62%
Guinea-Bissau 12.84%
Central African Republic 11.80%
Sierra Leone 10.77%
Democratic Republic of Congo 10.08%
Malawi 9.85%
Togo 9.71%
Nepal 9.50%
Guinea 8.24%
Mozambique 8.12%
Burkina Faso 7.72%
Zimbabwe 7.33%
North Korea 6.13%
Ethiopia 5.72%
Senegal 5.04%
Madagascar 4.82%
Tanzania 4.60%
Uganda 4.33%
Benin 3.92%
Burundi 3.39%
Liberia 3.23%
Rwanda 2.93%
Chad 2.44%
Niger 1.02%
Sierra Leone Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 10.77% 0.33%
2020 10.44% 0.82%
2019 9.62% 0.03%
2018 9.59% 0.04%
2017 9.55% 0.04%
2016 9.50% -0.06%
2015 9.56% 0.14%
2014 9.42% 0.54%
2013 8.89% 0.45%
2012 8.44% 0.43%
2011 8.00% 0.44%
2010 7.56% 0.43%
2009 7.13% 0.43%
2008 6.70% 0.42%
2007 6.27% 0.40%
2006 5.87% 0.41%
2005 5.47% 0.40%
2004 5.07% -0.09%
2003 5.15% -0.02%
2002 5.17% -0.12%
2001 5.29% -0.02%
2000 5.31% -0.07%
1999 5.38% -0.04%
1998 5.42% -0.06%
1997 5.49% -0.03%
1996 5.52% -0.07%
1995 5.59% -0.04%
1994 5.63% -0.04%
1993 5.67% -0.10%
1992 5.77% 0.00%
1991 5.77% 0.00%