Ghana 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.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.72%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.78%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.84%, a 2.49% decline from 2016.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.33%, a 2.84% 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%
Ghana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.72% -0.06%
2018 8.78% -0.06%
2017 8.84% -2.49%
2016 11.33% -2.84%
2015 14.17% 0.54%
2014 13.63% 0.50%
2013 13.13% 0.60%
2012 12.53% 0.66%
2011 11.87% 0.72%
2010 11.15% 0.49%
2009 10.66% 0.80%
2008 9.86% 0.34%
2007 9.52% 0.20%
2006 9.32% -1.23%
2005 10.55% -1.19%
2004 11.74% -1.18%
2003 12.92% -1.12%
2002 14.04% -1.05%
2001 15.09% -1.17%
2000 16.26% 0.40%
1999 15.86% 2.82%
1998 13.04% 0.96%
1997 12.08% 0.93%
1996 11.15% 0.90%
1995 10.25% 0.85%
1994 9.40% 0.86%
1993 8.54% 0.89%
1992 7.65% 0.10%
1991 7.55% 0.10%