Unemployment Rate of Somalia
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Somalia was 13.1% in 2020, a difference of +0.31 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Somalia in 2020 was 4,065,294. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 12.68% and 13.18% 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 Somalia for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Somalia.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Somalia (%)
Total
Male
Female
Unemployment Rate of Somalia
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 13.24 13.14 13.55
1992 13.33 13.24 13.63
1993 13.49 13.33 14.01
1994 13.54 13.45 13.83
1995 13.53 13.34 14.18
1996 13.53 13.42 13.93
1997 13.52 13.43 13.83
1998 13.52 13.4 13.95
1999 13.58 13.47 13.96
2000 13.54 13.43 13.91
2001 13.51 13.4 13.89
2002 13.57 13.46 13.96
2003 13.57 13.45 13.97
2004 13.49 13.39 13.88
2005 13.39 13.28 13.77
2006 13.19 13.1 13.53
2007 13.02 12.92 13.36
2008 12.94 12.85 13.28
2009 13.32 13.21 13.73
2010 13.39 13.27 13.83
2011 13.38 13.26 13.82
2012 13.39 13.27 13.84
2013 13.41 13.27 13.87
2014 13.32 13.18 13.78
2015 13.25 13.12 13.69
2016 13.17 13.05 13.56
2017 13.02 12.91 13.4
2018 12.89 12.78 13.27
2019 12.79 12.68 13.18
2020 13.1