Somalia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.10%, a 0.31% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.79%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.89%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Somalia unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.02%, a 0.15% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 14.50%
Yemen 13.42%
Somalia 13.10%
South Sudan 12.66%
Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
Malawi 5.99%
Zimbabwe 5.73%
Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.55%
Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Somalia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.10% 0.31%
2019 12.79% -0.10%
2018 12.89% -0.13%
2017 13.02% -0.15%
2016 13.17% -0.08%
2015 13.25% -0.07%
2014 13.32% -0.09%
2013 13.41% 0.02%
2012 13.39% 0.01%
2011 13.38% -0.01%
2010 13.39% 0.07%
2009 13.32% 0.38%
2008 12.94% -0.08%
2007 13.02% -0.17%
2006 13.19% -0.20%
2005 13.39% -0.10%
2004 13.49% -0.08%
2003 13.57% 0.00%
2002 13.57% 0.06%
2001 13.51% -0.03%
2000 13.54% -0.04%
1999 13.58% 0.06%
1998 13.52% 0.00%
1997 13.52% -0.01%
1996 13.53% 0.00%
1995 13.53% -0.01%
1994 13.54% 0.05%
1993 13.49% 0.16%
1992 13.33% 0.09%
1991 13.24% 0.09%