Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.97%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.99%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.13%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.25%, a 0.18% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Sierra Leone Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.97% -0.03%
2018 8.99% -0.14%
2017 9.13% -0.13%
2016 9.25% -0.18%
2015 9.44% 0.06%
2014 9.37% 0.52%
2013 8.86% 0.59%
2012 8.26% 0.45%
2011 7.81% 0.48%
2010 7.33% 0.53%
2009 6.81% 0.78%
2008 6.02% 0.33%
2007 5.69% 0.19%
2006 5.50% 0.19%
2005 5.32% 0.27%
2004 5.05% -0.08%
2003 5.13% 0.03%
2002 5.10% 0.06%
2001 5.04% -0.03%
2000 5.07% -0.08%
1999 5.14% 0.11%
1998 5.03% -0.02%
1997 5.06% -0.01%
1996 5.06% 0.03%
1995 5.04% 0.06%
1994 4.98% -0.01%
1993 4.98% 0.05%
1992 4.93% 0.02%
1991 4.91% 0.02%