South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 20.97%, a 0.35% decline from 2020.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 21.32%, a 2.42% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.90%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.87%, a 0.02% 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%
South Sudan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 20.97% -0.35%
2020 21.32% 2.42%
2019 18.90% 0.03%
2018 18.87% 0.02%
2017 18.85% -0.01%
2016 18.86% 0.07%
2015 18.79% 0.15%
2014 18.64% 0.10%
2013 18.53% -0.08%
2012 18.61% 0.01%
2011 18.60% 0.03%
2010 18.57% 0.02%
2009 18.56% 0.03%
2008 18.53% 0.03%
2007 18.50% -0.02%
2006 18.52% -0.02%
2005 18.54% -0.02%
2004 18.56% 0.05%
2003 18.51% 0.00%
2002 18.51% 0.01%
2001 18.49% 0.00%
2000 18.49% 0.00%
1999 18.50% 0.03%
1998 18.47% 0.06%
1997 18.40% -0.02%
1996 18.42% 0.01%
1995 18.41% -0.04%
1994 18.45% 0.05%
1993 18.40% 0.05%
1992 18.35% 0.04%
1991 18.31% 0.04%