Cameroon 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.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.73%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.79%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.87%, a 0.09% decline from 2016.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.96%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Cameroon Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 5.73% -0.06%
2018 5.79% -0.08%
2017 5.87% -0.09%
2016 5.96% -0.05%
2015 6.01% -0.03%
2014 6.04% -0.13%
2013 6.17% -0.04%
2012 6.21% -0.04%
2011 6.25% -0.05%
2010 6.30% 0.59%
2009 5.71% 0.74%
2008 4.97% 0.41%
2007 4.56% -0.91%
2006 5.47% -1.04%
2005 6.51% -1.08%
2004 7.59% -1.11%
2003 8.70% -1.14%
2002 9.84% -1.13%
2001 10.97% -0.21%
2000 11.18% -0.23%
1999 11.41% -0.10%
1998 11.51% -0.18%
1997 11.69% -0.19%
1996 11.88% 0.04%
1995 11.84% 0.01%
1994 11.83% 0.06%
1993 11.77% 0.20%
1992 11.57% 0.12%
1991 11.45% 0.12%