Somalia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.35%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.28%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.41%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.55%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Somalia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 11.35% 0.07%
2018 11.28% -0.13%
2017 11.41% -0.14%
2016 11.55% -0.08%
2015 11.62% -0.06%
2014 11.69% -0.09%
2013 11.78% 0.03%
2012 11.75% 0.02%
2011 11.73% 0.00%
2010 11.72% 0.10%
2009 11.62% 0.41%
2008 11.21% -0.06%
2007 11.27% -0.18%
2006 11.46% -0.21%
2005 11.67% -0.10%
2004 11.77% -0.08%
2003 11.85% 0.01%
2002 11.84% 0.09%
2001 11.76% -0.01%
2000 11.76% -0.03%
1999 11.79% 0.08%
1998 11.72% -0.01%
1997 11.72% -0.02%
1996 11.75% 0.02%
1995 11.72% 0.01%
1994 11.72% 0.03%
1993 11.69% 0.15%
1992 11.53% 0.08%
1991 11.46% 0.08%