Sao Tome and Principe 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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.06%, a 0.16% decline from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.22%, a 0.21% decline from 2017.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.43%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Sao Tome and Principe youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.62%, a 0.14% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Sao Tome and Principe Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.06% -0.16%
2018 20.22% -0.21%
2017 20.43% -0.19%
2016 20.62% -0.14%
2015 20.76% -0.08%
2014 20.84% -0.06%
2013 20.90% 0.08%
2012 20.82% -0.79%
2011 21.61% -0.75%
2010 22.36% -0.66%
2009 23.02% -0.10%
2008 23.12% -0.86%
2007 23.98% -1.05%
2006 25.03% 0.50%
2005 24.53% 0.59%
2004 23.94% -0.26%
2003 24.20% -1.77%
2002 25.97% 2.96%
2001 23.01% 2.02%
2000 20.99% -0.08%
1999 21.07% 0.07%
1998 21.00% -0.04%
1997 21.04% -0.07%
1996 21.11% -0.02%
1995 21.13% -0.02%
1994 21.15% 0.08%
1993 21.07% 0.23%
1992 20.84% 0.17%
1991 20.67% 0.17%