Ghana Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 7.14%, a 0.02% decline from 2021.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.16%, a 0.18% decline from 2020.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.34%, a 0.81% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.53%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Ghana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 7.14% -0.02%
2021 7.16% -0.18%
2020 7.34% 0.81%
2019 6.53% 0.08%
2018 6.45% 0.12%
2017 6.33% -4.03%
2016 10.36% -3.92%
2015 14.28% 4.78%
2014 9.50% 4.74%
2013 4.76% -2.11%
2012 6.88% -1.99%
2011 8.87% -2.21%
2010 11.08% 0.49%
2009 10.59% 0.68%
2008 9.91% 0.43%
2007 9.48% 0.58%
2006 8.90% -1.22%
2005 10.12% -1.21%
2004 11.33% -1.20%
2003 12.53% -1.21%
2002 13.74% -1.21%
2001 14.96% -1.21%
2000 16.17% 0.56%
1999 15.61% 2.93%
1998 12.68% 0.88%
1997 11.81% 0.90%
1996 10.91% 0.86%
1995 10.05% 0.85%
1994 9.19% 0.90%
1993 8.29% 0.84%
1992 7.45% 1.91%
1991 5.54% 1.91%