Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.37%, a 0.22% increase from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.15%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.27%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2016 was 13.40%, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 13.37% 0.22%
2018 13.15% -0.13%
2017 13.27% -0.13%
2016 13.40% -0.07%
2015 13.47% -0.06%
2014 13.53% -0.08%
2013 13.62% 0.03%
2012 13.59% -0.52%
2011 14.11% -0.55%
2010 14.66% -0.46%
2009 15.12% -0.10%
2008 15.22% -0.64%
2007 15.85% -0.80%
2006 16.65% 0.18%
2005 16.47% 0.35%
2004 16.12% -0.24%
2003 16.36% -1.27%
2002 17.63% 1.90%
2001 15.73% 1.33%
2000 14.40% -0.03%
1999 14.43% 0.08%
1998 14.35% -0.01%
1997 14.36% -0.02%
1996 14.38% 0.02%
1995 14.36% 0.01%
1994 14.35% 0.03%
1993 14.32% 0.15%
1992 14.17% 0.08%
1991 14.09% 0.08%