Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.15%, a 0.04% decline from 2021.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.19%, a 0.17% decline from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.36%, a 0.73% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.63%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Somalia 35.63%
Haiti 34.03%
Yemen 25.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 22.12%
Nepal 20.60%
Comoros 20.27%
South Sudan 19.21%
Rwanda 17.41%
Tajikistan 17.41%
Zimbabwe 12.37%
Eritrea 11.09%
Central African Republic 10.90%
Togo 9.81%
Democratic Republic of Congo 9.29%
Burkina Faso 8.47%
Gambia 8.06%
Mozambique 8.05%
Guinea 7.89%
Malawi 7.73%
North Korea 6.94%
Uganda 6.58%
Ethiopia 6.33%
Senegal 4.78%
Guinea-Bissau 4.57%
Mali 4.49%
Tanzania 4.26%
Benin 4.18%
Sierra Leone 4.15%
Madagascar 3.95%
Liberia 3.08%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.55%
Niger 0.71%
Sierra Leone Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 4.15% -0.04%
2021 4.19% -0.17%
2020 4.36% 0.73%
2019 3.63% 0.06%
2018 3.57% -1.43%
2017 5.00% -1.44%
2016 6.44% -1.65%
2015 8.09% -1.38%
2014 9.46% 0.58%
2013 8.88% 0.42%
2012 8.47% 0.39%
2011 8.07% 0.44%
2010 7.64% 0.42%
2009 7.21% 0.44%
2008 6.77% 0.44%
2007 6.34% 0.40%
2006 5.94% 0.41%
2005 5.53% 0.42%
2004 5.11% -0.07%
2003 5.18% 0.03%
2002 5.15% -0.17%
2001 5.33% 0.01%
2000 5.32% -0.08%
1999 5.39% -0.02%
1998 5.42% -0.07%
1997 5.49% -0.01%
1996 5.50% -0.08%
1995 5.58% -0.01%
1994 5.59% -0.03%
1993 5.62% -0.13%
1992 5.75% 0.05%
1991 5.70% 0.05%