Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Sao Tome and Principe was 13.86% in 2020, a difference of +0.81 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Sao Tome and Principe in 2020 was 70,664. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 8.81% and 20.51% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total, male, and female unemployment rates of Sao Tome and Principe for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe (%)
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Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 14.12 12.38 17.53
1992 14.21 12.47 17.59
1993 14.35 12.58 17.78
1994 14.4 12.57 17.91
1995 14.39 12.55 17.89
1996 14.4 12.55 17.86
1997 14.38 12.53 17.81
1998 14.38 12.45 17.91
1999 14.44 12.48 17.96
2000 14.4 12.5 17.8
2001 15.73 10.05 25.8
2002 17.63 12.71 26.3
2003 16.36 10.8 26.13
2004 16.12 11.46 24.32
2005 16.47 11.26 25.68
2006 16.65 11.57 25.66
2007 15.89 11.11 24.41
2008 15.26 10.31 24.14
2009 15.12 10.5 23.45
2010 14.64 9.86 23.3
2011 14.1 9.57 22.3
2012 13.59 9.25 21.44
2013 13.6 9.25 21.47
2014 13.52 9.14 21.43
2015 13.46 9.12 21.29
2016 13.39 9.05 21.15
2017 13.26 8.94 20.95
2018 13.14 8.89 20.66
2019 13.05 8.81 20.51
2020 13.86