Gambia 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.
  • Gambia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.44%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Gambia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.52%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Gambia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.63%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Gambia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.77%, a 0.06% 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%
Gambia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.44% -0.08%
2018 12.52% -0.11%
2017 12.63% -0.14%
2016 12.77% -0.06%
2015 12.83% -0.06%
2014 12.89% -0.12%
2013 13.01% 0.09%
2012 12.92% -0.01%
2011 12.93% -0.08%
2010 13.01% 0.07%
2009 12.94% 0.46%
2008 12.48% -0.07%
2007 12.55% -0.20%
2006 12.75% -0.29%
2005 13.04% -0.19%
2004 13.23% -0.05%
2003 13.28% -0.03%
2002 13.31% 0.01%
2001 13.30% -0.07%
2000 13.37% -0.08%
1999 13.45% 0.08%
1998 13.37% -0.02%
1997 13.39% -0.05%
1996 13.44% 0.04%
1995 13.40% -0.02%
1994 13.42% 0.04%
1993 13.38% 0.19%
1992 13.19% 0.07%
1991 13.12% 0.07%