Benin Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.40%, a 0.46% decline from 2018.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.86%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.01%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.20%, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Benin Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 4.40% -0.46%
2018 4.86% -0.15%
2017 5.01% -0.19%
2016 5.20% -0.12%
2015 5.32% 0.02%
2014 5.30% -0.09%
2013 5.38% -0.01%
2012 5.39% -0.01%
2011 5.40% 3.19%
2010 2.21% 0.29%
2009 1.92% 0.40%
2008 1.53% 0.16%
2007 1.37% 0.08%
2006 1.29% 0.07%
2005 1.21% 0.14%
2004 1.07% 0.11%
2003 0.96% 0.13%
2002 0.83% -0.06%
2001 0.89% -0.08%
2000 0.97% -0.11%
1999 1.08% -0.07%
1998 1.15% -0.08%
1997 1.23% -0.12%
1996 1.34% -0.08%
1995 1.42% -0.14%
1994 1.56% -0.06%
1993 1.62% -0.07%
1992 1.69% 0.05%
1991 1.64% 0.05%