Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

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 2022 was 14.35%, a 1.06% decline from 2021.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2021 was 15.41%, a 0.04% increase from 2020.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.37%, a 1.29% increase from 2019.
  • Sao Tome and Principe unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.08%, a 0.16% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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West Bank and Gaza 24.42%
Eswatini 22.64%
Republic of Congo 20.48%
Tunisia 17.76%
Sudan 17.59%
Lesotho 16.75%
Angola 14.48%
Sao Tome and Principe 14.35%
Cabo Verde 12.44%
Georgia 11.68%
Mauritania 10.79%
Morocco 9.99%
Honduras 7.00%
Egypt 6.40%
Mongolia 6.21%
Sri Lanka 6.18%
Bhutan 5.95%
Kenya 5.64%
Pakistan 5.60%
Vanuatu 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.99%
India 4.82%
Uzbekistan 4.51%
Zambia 4.37%
Bangladesh 4.27%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.02%
Nigeria 3.83%
Lao PDR 3.82%
Cameroon 3.78%
Bolivia 3.55%
Ghana 3.52%
Indonesia 3.46%
El Salvador 3.00%
Myanmar 2.96%
Papua New Guinea 2.78%
Philippines 2.38%
Timor-Leste 1.79%
Solomon Islands 1.61%
Vietnam 1.54%
Moldova 0.91%
Cambodia 0.23%
Micronesia 0.00%
Ukraine 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
Kiribati 0.00%
Sao Tome and Principe Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 14.35% -1.06%
2021 15.41% 0.04%
2020 15.37% 1.29%
2019 14.08% 0.16%
2018 13.92% 0.08%
2017 13.84% 0.21%
2016 13.62% 0.06%
2015 13.56% -0.04%
2014 13.60% -0.14%
2013 13.75% 0.16%
2012 13.59% -0.64%
2011 14.23% -0.44%
2010 14.67% -0.83%
2009 15.51% -0.04%
2008 15.55% -0.53%
2007 16.08% -0.57%
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% 0.05%
1999 14.35% -0.07%
1998 14.41% -0.03%
1997 14.44% 0.11%
1996 14.33% -0.02%
1995 14.35% -0.09%
1994 14.44% -0.06%
1993 14.50% -0.25%
1992 14.75% 0.21%
1991 14.53% 14.53%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%