Sao Tome and Principe 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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.70%, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.27%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.43%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.62%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Sao Tome and Principe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.70% 0.43%
2018 20.27% -0.17%
2017 20.43% -0.18%
2016 20.62% -0.10%
2015 20.72% 0.02%
2014 20.70% -0.16%
2013 20.86% 0.04%
2012 20.82% -0.73%
2011 21.54% -0.73%
2010 22.28% -0.74%
2009 23.02% 0.15%
2008 22.87% -1.01%
2007 23.88% -0.89%
2006 24.77% 0.38%
2005 24.39% 0.50%
2004 23.89% -0.20%
2003 24.09% -1.96%
2002 26.04% 2.97%
2001 23.07% 2.00%
2000 21.07% 0.02%
1999 21.06% 0.08%
1998 20.97% -0.10%
1997 21.07% -0.05%
1996 21.13% 0.03%
1995 21.10% 0.00%
1994 21.10% 0.01%
1993 21.10% 0.23%
1992 20.87% 0.14%
1991 20.73% 0.14%