Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.86%, a 0.81% increase from 2019.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.05%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.14%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.26%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
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Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
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Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.86% 0.81%
2019 13.05% -0.09%
2018 13.14% -0.12%
2017 13.26% -0.13%
2016 13.39% -0.07%
2015 13.46% -0.06%
2014 13.52% -0.08%
2013 13.60% 0.01%
2012 13.59% -0.51%
2011 14.10% -0.54%
2010 14.64% -0.48%
2009 15.12% -0.14%
2008 15.26% -0.63%
2007 15.89% -0.76%
2006 16.65% 0.18%
2005 16.47% 0.35%
2004 16.12% -0.24%
2003 16.36% -1.27%
2002 17.63% 1.90%
2001 15.73% 1.33%
2000 14.40% -0.04%
1999 14.44% 0.06%
1998 14.38% 0.00%
1997 14.38% -0.02%
1996 14.40% 0.01%
1995 14.39% -0.01%
1994 14.40% 0.05%
1993 14.35% 0.14%
1992 14.21% 0.09%
1991 14.12% 0.09%