Somalia 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.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.99%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.89%, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.12%, a 0.2% decline from 2016.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 17.32%, a 0.16% 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%
Somalia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 16.99% 0.10%
2018 16.89% -0.23%
2017 17.12% -0.20%
2016 17.32% -0.16%
2015 17.48% -0.19%
2014 17.67% -0.21%
2013 17.88% 0.02%
2012 17.86% 0.00%
2011 17.87% -0.05%
2010 17.91% 0.09%
2009 17.82% 0.60%
2008 17.22% -0.15%
2007 17.37% -0.33%
2006 17.70% -0.36%
2005 18.06% -0.19%
2004 18.24% -0.14%
2003 18.38% -0.01%
2002 18.39% 0.11%
2001 18.28% -0.02%
2000 18.30% -0.05%
1999 18.36% 0.12%
1998 18.23% -0.05%
1997 18.29% 0.11%
1996 18.18% 0.02%
1995 18.16% -0.24%
1994 18.40% 0.37%
1993 18.03% 0.08%
1992 17.95% 0.27%
1991 17.67% 0.27%