Benin Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 4.88%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.96%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.07%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
  • Benin youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.19%, a 0.11% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Benin Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 4.88% -0.08%
2018 4.96% -0.11%
2017 5.07% -0.12%
2016 5.19% -0.11%
2015 5.30% -0.11%
2014 5.41% -0.09%
2013 5.50% 0.06%
2012 5.44% 0.04%
2011 5.40% 3.19%
2010 2.21% 0.26%
2009 1.95% 0.35%
2008 1.60% 0.16%
2007 1.44% 0.14%
2006 1.30% 0.11%
2005 1.19% 0.12%
2004 1.07% 0.12%
2003 0.95% 0.12%
2002 0.83% -0.07%
2001 0.90% -0.09%
2000 0.99% -0.09%
1999 1.08% -0.08%
1998 1.16% -0.10%
1997 1.26% -0.10%
1996 1.36% -0.09%
1995 1.45% -0.10%
1994 1.55% -0.09%
1993 1.64% -0.05%
1992 1.69% 0.02%
1991 1.67% 0.02%