Somalia 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.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.82%, a 0.16% decline from 2018.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.98%, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.22%, a 0.27% decline from 2016.
  • Somalia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.49%, a 0.17% 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%
Somalia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.82% -0.16%
2018 19.98% -0.24%
2017 20.22% -0.27%
2016 20.49% -0.17%
2015 20.66% -0.16%
2014 20.82% -0.21%
2013 21.03% -0.05%
2012 21.08% -0.06%
2011 21.14% -0.09%
2010 21.23% 0.02%
2009 21.21% 0.53%
2008 20.68% -0.19%
2007 20.87% -0.32%
2006 21.19% -0.35%
2005 21.54% -0.22%
2004 21.76% -0.15%
2003 21.91% -0.03%
2002 21.94% 0.08%
2001 21.86% -0.05%
2000 21.91% -0.05%
1999 21.96% 0.14%
1998 21.82% 0.00%
1997 21.82% -0.03%
1996 21.85% 0.16%
1995 21.69% -0.02%
1994 21.71% 0.05%
1993 21.66% 0.25%
1992 21.41% 0.10%
1991 21.31% 0.10%