Somalia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.87%, a 0.14% increase from 2020.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.72%, a 0.9% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.83%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.85%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Somalia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 19.87% 0.14%
2020 19.72% 0.90%
2019 18.83% -0.02%
2018 18.85% -0.03%
2017 18.88% -0.01%
2016 18.89% -0.01%
2015 18.90% -0.03%
2014 18.93% -0.02%
2013 18.95% -0.02%
2012 18.97% 0.00%
2011 18.98% 0.02%
2010 18.96% 0.02%
2009 18.94% 0.02%
2008 18.92% 0.02%
2007 18.90% -0.12%
2006 19.01% 0.00%
2005 19.01% 0.00%
2004 19.02% 0.00%
2003 19.02% 0.00%
2002 19.02% -0.02%
2001 19.04% -0.01%
2000 19.05% -0.01%
1999 19.06% -0.02%
1998 19.08% -0.06%
1997 19.14% 0.04%
1996 19.10% -0.04%
1995 19.14% -0.19%
1994 19.33% 0.16%
1993 19.16% -0.11%
1992 19.27% 0.08%
1991 19.19% 0.08%