South Sudan Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2022 was 12.98%, a 0.51% decline from 2021.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.49%, a 0.26% decline from 2020.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.75%, a 1.55% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.20%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Mali 2.76%
Tanzania 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
South Sudan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 12.98% -0.51%
2021 13.49% -0.26%
2020 13.75% 1.55%
2019 12.20% -0.03%
2018 12.23% -0.03%
2017 12.26% -0.07%
2016 12.33% 0.04%
2015 12.29% 0.15%
2014 12.14% 0.10%
2013 12.04% -0.31%
2012 12.34% 0.14%
2011 12.20% 0.06%
2010 12.14% -0.07%
2009 12.21% 0.06%
2008 12.15% 0.02%
2007 12.13% 0.00%
2006 12.13% -0.01%
2005 12.14% -0.01%
2004 12.15% 0.01%
2003 12.14% 0.00%
2002 12.14% 0.01%
2001 12.13% 0.00%
2000 12.13% -0.03%
1999 12.16% 0.01%
1998 12.15% 0.06%
1997 12.08% -0.04%
1996 12.12% 0.00%
1995 12.12% -0.05%
1994 12.16% 0.04%
1993 12.12% 0.04%
1992 12.09% 0.03%
1991 12.06% 0.03%