South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 19.21%, a 0.69% decline from 2021.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.91%, a 0.97% decline from 2020.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.88%, a 2.29% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.58%, a 0.18% decline 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%
South Sudan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 19.21% -0.69%
2021 19.91% -0.97%
2020 20.88% 2.29%
2019 18.58% -0.18%
2018 18.76% -0.14%
2017 18.91% -0.12%
2016 19.02% 0.05%
2015 18.97% 0.24%
2014 18.73% 0.18%
2013 18.55% -0.37%
2012 18.92% 0.20%
2011 18.72% 0.11%
2010 18.62% -0.05%
2009 18.67% 0.11%
2008 18.56% 0.05%
2007 18.51% 0.03%
2006 18.48% 0.01%
2005 18.48% 0.01%
2004 18.46% 0.07%
2003 18.39% 0.09%
2002 18.30% 0.09%
2001 18.21% 0.04%
2000 18.16% 0.00%
1999 18.17% 0.03%
1998 18.14% 0.09%
1997 18.04% -0.03%
1996 18.07% 0.02%
1995 18.05% -0.05%
1994 18.11% 0.06%
1993 18.05% 0.04%
1992 18.00% 0.02%
1991 17.98% 0.02%