Sao Tome and Principe 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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 22.94%, a 0.14% decline from 2020.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 23.08%, a 2.03% increase from 2019.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 21.05%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.94%, a 0.11% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Sao Tome and Principe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 22.94% -0.14%
2020 23.08% 2.03%
2019 21.05% 0.10%
2018 20.94% 0.11%
2017 20.84% 0.10%
2016 20.74% 0.15%
2015 20.59% 0.19%
2014 20.40% 0.07%
2013 20.33% 0.14%
2012 20.19% -0.71%
2011 20.90% -0.69%
2010 21.59% -0.72%
2009 22.31% -0.52%
2008 22.83% -0.70%
2007 23.53% -0.45%
2006 23.97% 0.47%
2005 23.50% 0.47%
2004 23.03% -0.06%
2003 23.09% -1.93%
2002 25.02% 3.06%
2001 21.96% 1.19%
2000 20.77% 0.05%
1999 20.73% -0.01%
1998 20.74% -0.05%
1997 20.79% -0.02%
1996 20.81% -0.02%
1995 20.83% -0.03%
1994 20.87% -0.06%
1993 20.92% -0.05%
1992 20.97% -0.02%
1991 20.99% -0.02%