South Sudan Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.24%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.23%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.36%, a 0.14% decline from 2016.
  • South Sudan unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.50%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
South Sudan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 12.24% 0.02%
2018 12.23% -0.13%
2017 12.36% -0.14%
2016 12.50% -0.08%
2015 12.58% -0.06%
2014 12.64% -0.09%
2013 12.73% 0.03%
2012 12.70% 0.02%
2011 12.68% 0.00%
2010 12.68% 0.10%
2009 12.57% 0.42%
2008 12.15% -0.06%
2007 12.21% -0.19%
2006 12.40% -0.22%
2005 12.62% -0.10%
2004 12.72% -0.08%
2003 12.80% 0.01%
2002 12.79% 0.09%
2001 12.71% 0.00%
2000 12.71% -0.03%
1999 12.74% 0.08%
1998 12.66% -0.01%
1997 12.67% -0.02%
1996 12.69% 0.02%
1995 12.67% 0.01%
1994 12.66% 0.03%
1993 12.63% 0.16%
1992 12.48% 0.08%
1991 12.40% 0.08%