South Sudan Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.66%, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.01%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.10%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.23%, a 0.14% 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%
South Sudan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 12.66% 0.65%
2019 12.01% -0.09%
2018 12.10% -0.13%
2017 12.23% -0.14%
2016 12.37% -0.08%
2015 12.45% -0.06%
2014 12.51% -0.09%
2013 12.60% 0.01%
2012 12.59% 0.02%
2011 12.57% -0.01%
2010 12.58% 0.06%
2009 12.52% 0.37%
2008 12.15% -0.07%
2007 12.22% -0.17%
2006 12.39% -0.19%
2005 12.58% -0.10%
2004 12.68% -0.07%
2003 12.75% 0.00%
2002 12.75% 0.05%
2001 12.70% -0.02%
2000 12.72% -0.04%
1999 12.76% 0.05%
1998 12.71% 0.00%
1997 12.71% -0.01%
1996 12.72% 0.00%
1995 12.72% 0.00%
1994 12.72% 0.04%
1993 12.68% 0.16%
1992 12.52% 0.09%
1991 12.43% 0.09%