Cameroon 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.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.82%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.82%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.91%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
  • Cameroon youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.98%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Cameroon Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 5.82% 0.00%
2018 5.82% -0.09%
2017 5.91% -0.07%
2016 5.98% -0.03%
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% 0.57%
2009 5.73% 0.77%
2008 4.96% 0.40%
2007 4.56% -0.94%
2006 5.50% -1.06%
2005 6.56% -1.03%
2004 7.59% -1.19%
2003 8.77% -1.15%
2002 9.92% -1.12%
2001 11.04% -0.20%
2000 11.24% -0.21%
1999 11.46% -0.07%
1998 11.52% -0.19%
1997 11.71% -0.23%
1996 11.94% -0.01%
1995 11.95% -0.08%
1994 12.04% 0.02%
1993 12.02% 0.21%
1992 11.81% 0.08%
1991 11.73% 0.08%