South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.57%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.63%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 18.74%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 18.93%, a 0.14% 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%
South Sudan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 18.57% -0.06%
2018 18.63% -0.11%
2017 18.74% -0.19%
2016 18.93% -0.14%
2015 19.07% -0.15%
2014 19.22% -0.03%
2013 19.25% 0.13%
2012 19.12% -0.03%
2011 19.15% 0.01%
2010 19.14% 0.11%
2009 19.03% 0.53%
2008 18.50% -0.13%
2007 18.63% -0.28%
2006 18.91% -0.30%
2005 19.21% -0.17%
2004 19.38% -0.11%
2003 19.49% -0.01%
2002 19.50% 0.08%
2001 19.42% -0.02%
2000 19.44% -0.05%
1999 19.49% 0.07%
1998 19.42% 0.00%
1997 19.42% -0.06%
1996 19.48% -0.03%
1995 19.51% -0.02%
1994 19.53% 0.06%
1993 19.47% 0.22%
1992 19.25% 0.17%
1991 19.08% 0.17%