South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.78%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.83%, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.06%, a 0.17% decline from 2016.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.23%, a 0.02% 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%
South Sudan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 18.78% -0.04%
2018 18.83% -0.24%
2017 19.06% -0.17%
2016 19.23% -0.02%
2015 19.25% -0.02%
2014 19.27% -0.03%
2013 19.29% -0.19%
2012 19.48% 0.06%
2011 19.42% 0.15%
2010 19.27% 0.15%
2009 19.12% 0.62%
2008 18.50% -0.10%
2007 18.60% -0.32%
2006 18.92% -0.33%
2005 19.24% -0.15%
2004 19.40% -0.14%
2003 19.53% 0.05%
2002 19.48% 0.11%
2001 19.37% -0.07%
2000 19.44% -0.04%
1999 19.48% 0.13%
1998 19.35% 0.05%
1997 19.30% -0.01%
1996 19.31% 0.12%
1995 19.19% -0.04%
1994 19.23% 0.09%
1993 19.14% 0.23%
1992 18.91% 0.14%
1991 18.77% 0.14%