Labor Force of Somalia
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 2020, the Labor Force of Somalia was 4,065,294, a difference of +112,153 (2.84% increase) compared to 2019. The most recent data on the male and female labor force for Somalia was in 2019, where the male labor force was 3,023,362 and the female labor force was 929,779.

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore the values for each year between 1990-2020.

The World Bank defines Labor Force as "people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period; it includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers" .

See also: Female Percent of the Labor Force of Somalia.

Data Source: World Bank.
Labor Force of Somalia
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Labor Force of Somalia
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Year Total Labor Force Male Labor Force Female Labor Force
1,990 2,047,341 1,554,955 492,386
1,991 2,045,885 1,557,328 488,557
1,992 2,044,318 1,557,566 486,752
1,993 2,043,375 1,558,686 484,689
1,994 2,055,485 1,568,746 486,739
1,995 2,072,251 1,586,101 486,150
1,996 2,100,492 1,613,598 486,894
1,997 2,145,864 1,653,817 492,047
1,998 2,200,658 1,701,989 498,669
1,999 2,261,083 1,753,922 507,161
2,000 2,325,434 1,807,560 517,874
2,001 2,378,776 1,854,732 524,044
2,002 2,440,898 1,905,853 535,045
2,003 2,509,293 1,960,009 549,284
2,004 2,580,798 2,015,603 565,195
2,005 2,653,989 2,071,969 582,020
2,006 2,712,492 2,119,812 592,680
2,007 2,769,756 2,165,949 603,807
2,008 2,830,020 2,214,208 615,812
2,009 2,898,324 2,266,200 632,124
2,010 2,977,339 2,324,111 653,228
2,011 3,050,433 2,379,033 671,400
2,012 3,138,116 2,442,082 696,034
2,013 3,236,180 2,510,952 725,228
2,014 3,340,679 2,583,681 756,998
2,015 3,450,717 2,661,538 789,179
2,016 3,568,277 2,745,789 822,488
2,017 3,689,941 2,833,506 856,435
2,018 3,817,325 2,925,980 891,345
2,019 3,953,141 3,023,362 929,779
2,020 4,065,294