Sudan Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2020 was 17.71%, a 0.95% increase from 2019.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.76%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.87%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • Sudan unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.02%, a 0.17% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 27.35%
Lesotho 24.65%
Eswatini 23.40%
Sudan 17.71%
Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Sudan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 17.71% 0.95%
2019 16.76% -0.11%
2018 16.87% -0.15%
2017 17.02% -0.17%
2016 17.19% -0.10%
2015 17.29% -0.07%
2014 17.36% -0.11%
2013 17.47% 0.02%
2012 17.45% 0.01%
2011 17.44% 2.27%
2010 15.17% 2.17%
2009 13.00% -1.80%
2008 14.80% -0.08%
2007 14.88% -0.19%
2006 15.07% -0.21%
2005 15.28% -0.12%
2004 15.40% -0.08%
2003 15.48% 0.00%
2002 15.48% 0.07%
2001 15.41% -0.04%
2000 15.45% -0.04%
1999 15.49% 0.06%
1998 15.43% 0.00%
1997 15.43% -0.01%
1996 15.44% 0.00%
1995 15.44% 0.00%
1994 15.44% 0.05%
1993 15.39% 0.17%
1992 15.22% 0.10%
1991 15.12% 0.10%