Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.88%, a 0.08% decline from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.96%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.10%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.20%, a 0.08% 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%
Sierra Leone Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.88% -0.08%
2018 8.96% -0.14%
2017 9.10% -0.10%
2016 9.20% -0.08%
2015 9.28% -0.09%
2014 9.37% 0.42%
2013 8.95% 0.57%
2012 8.38% 0.55%
2011 7.83% 0.49%
2010 7.34% 0.50%
2009 6.84% 0.72%
2008 6.12% 0.33%
2007 5.79% 0.25%
2006 5.54% 0.23%
2005 5.31% 0.26%
2004 5.05% -0.09%
2003 5.14% -0.01%
2002 5.15% 0.04%
2001 5.11% 0.02%
2000 5.09% -0.03%
1999 5.12% 0.02%
1998 5.10% 0.01%
1997 5.09% -0.02%
1996 5.11% -0.03%
1995 5.14% -0.03%
1994 5.17% 0.05%
1993 5.12% 0.11%
1992 5.01% 0.05%
1991 4.96% 0.05%