Somalia 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.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 34.74%, a 0.17% decline from 2020.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 34.91%, a 1.27% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 33.64%, a 0.12% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 33.52%, a 0.09% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Somalia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 34.74% -0.17%
2020 34.91% 1.27%
2019 33.64% 0.12%
2018 33.52% 0.09%
2017 33.43% 0.12%
2016 33.31% 0.10%
2015 33.21% 0.05%
2014 33.16% 0.05%
2013 33.11% 0.04%
2012 33.06% 0.05%
2011 33.02% 0.04%
2010 32.98% 0.05%
2009 32.93% 0.02%
2008 32.90% 0.01%
2007 32.89% -0.19%
2006 33.08% -0.01%
2005 33.10% 0.03%
2004 33.07% 0.03%
2003 33.04% 0.02%
2002 33.02% -0.02%
2001 33.04% -0.04%
2000 33.08% 0.00%
1999 33.08% -0.02%
1998 33.10% -0.07%
1997 33.17% 0.08%
1996 33.09% -0.06%
1995 33.14% -0.24%
1994 33.39% 0.34%
1993 33.05% -0.10%
1992 33.16% 0.18%
1991 32.97% 0.18%