Ghana 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.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.16%, a 0.37% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.79%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.84%, a 2.55% decline from 2016.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.40%, a 2.78% 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%
Ghana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 9.16% 0.37%
2018 8.79% -0.05%
2017 8.84% -2.55%
2016 11.40% -2.78%
2015 14.17% 0.56%
2014 13.61% 0.61%
2013 13.00% 0.68%
2012 12.33% 0.77%
2011 11.55% 0.40%
2010 11.15% 0.49%
2009 10.66% 0.90%
2008 9.77% 0.23%
2007 9.54% 0.22%
2006 9.32% -1.27%
2005 10.59% -1.22%
2004 11.80% -1.21%
2003 13.01% -1.12%
2002 14.13% -1.01%
2001 15.14% -1.12%
2000 16.26% 0.44%
1999 15.82% 2.85%
1998 12.98% 0.97%
1997 12.01% 0.89%
1996 11.12% 0.90%
1995 10.21% 0.86%
1994 9.36% 0.86%
1993 8.50% 0.89%
1992 7.61% 0.09%
1991 7.51% 0.09%