Sudan Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.54%, a 0.36% decline from 2018.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.90%, a 0.16% decline from 2017.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.06%, a 0.16% decline from 2016.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2016 was 17.22%, a 0.09% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Sudan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 16.54% -0.36%
2018 16.90% -0.16%
2017 17.06% -0.16%
2016 17.22% -0.09%
2015 17.32% -0.07%
2014 17.39% -0.11%
2013 17.50% 0.03%
2012 17.47% 0.03%
2011 17.44% 2.25%
2010 15.19% 2.19%
2009 13.00% -1.80%
2008 14.80% -0.07%
2007 14.87% -0.21%
2006 15.09% -0.24%
2005 15.33% -0.12%
2004 15.45% -0.09%
2003 15.54% 0.01%
2002 15.53% 0.10%
2001 15.43% -0.01%
2000 15.44% -0.04%
1999 15.47% 0.09%
1998 15.38% -0.01%
1997 15.39% -0.02%
1996 15.42% 0.03%
1995 15.39% 0.01%
1994 15.38% 0.03%
1993 15.35% 0.18%
1992 15.17% 0.09%
1991 15.08% 0.09%