South Sudan Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.92%, a 0.12% decline from 2020.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.03%, a 1.8% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.23%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.24%, a 0.02% 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%
South Sudan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 13.92% -0.12%
2020 14.03% 1.80%
2019 12.23% -0.01%
2018 12.24% -0.02%
2017 12.25% -0.04%
2016 12.30% 0.02%
2015 12.28% 0.09%
2014 12.19% 0.06%
2013 12.13% -0.07%
2012 12.20% 0.00%
2011 12.20% 0.02%
2010 12.18% 0.00%
2009 12.18% 0.03%
2008 12.15% 0.04%
2007 12.12% 0.01%
2006 12.11% 0.00%
2005 12.11% -0.01%
2004 12.12% 0.04%
2003 12.09% 0.01%
2002 12.08% 0.01%
2001 12.07% 0.01%
2000 12.06% -0.01%
1999 12.06% 0.02%
1998 12.05% 0.05%
1997 12.00% -0.02%
1996 12.01% 0.01%
1995 12.00% -0.02%
1994 12.02% 0.03%
1993 11.99% 0.04%
1992 11.95% 0.04%
1991 11.91% 0.04%