Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 15.91%, a 0.16% increase from 2020.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.75%, a 1.6% increase from 2019.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.14%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.06%, a 0.09% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
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Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 15.91% 0.16%
2020 15.75% 1.60%
2019 14.14% 0.08%
2018 14.06% 0.09%
2017 13.97% 0.08%
2016 13.89% 0.07%
2015 13.82% 0.12%
2014 13.71% 0.06%
2013 13.65% 0.06%
2012 13.59% -0.52%
2011 14.11% -0.50%
2010 14.61% -0.59%
2009 15.20% -0.43%
2008 15.63% -0.60%
2007 16.23% -0.42%
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% 0.03%
1999 14.37% 0.00%
1998 14.37% -0.02%
1997 14.39% 0.01%
1996 14.39% 0.01%
1995 14.38% 0.00%
1994 14.37% -0.02%
1993 14.39% 0.00%
1992 14.39% 0.01%
1991 14.38% 0.01%