Somalia Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2022 was 20.05%, a 0.12% increase from 2021.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.93%, a 0.36% increase from 2020.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.57%, a 0.74% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.83%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Mali 2.76%
Tanzania 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Somalia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 20.05% 0.12%
2021 19.93% 0.36%
2020 19.57% 0.74%
2019 18.83% -0.04%
2018 18.87% -0.11%
2017 18.98% 0.04%
2016 18.93% 0.05%
2015 18.88% -0.13%
2014 19.01% -0.06%
2013 19.07% -0.10%
2012 19.16% -0.01%
2011 19.17% 0.00%
2010 19.17% 0.00%
2009 19.17% 0.00%
2008 19.18% 0.00%
2007 19.17% -0.11%
2006 19.29% -0.01%
2005 19.30% -0.02%
2004 19.31% -0.01%
2003 19.32% -0.02%
2002 19.34% -0.03%
2001 19.37% -0.03%
2000 19.40% -0.02%
1999 19.42% -0.04%
1998 19.46% -0.10%
1997 19.56% 0.07%
1996 19.49% -0.08%
1995 19.57% -0.32%
1994 19.88% 0.27%
1993 19.61% -0.19%
1992 19.80% 0.13%
1991 19.67% 0.13%