Unemployment Rate of South Sudan
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of South Sudan was 12.66% in 2020, a difference of +0.65 points from 2019; and the total labor force of South Sudan in 2020 was 4,581,565. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 10.89% and 13.16% 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 South Sudan for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of South Sudan.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of South Sudan (%)
Total
Male
Female
Unemployment Rate of South Sudan
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 12.43 11.35 13.58
1992 12.52 11.47 13.64
1993 12.68 11.6 13.82
1994 12.72 11.63 13.89
1995 12.72 11.62 13.89
1996 12.72 11.66 13.85
1997 12.71 11.63 13.86
1998 12.71 11.63 13.86
1999 12.76 11.7 13.9
2000 12.72 11.64 13.89
2001 12.7 11.62 13.85
2002 12.75 11.7 13.89
2003 12.75 11.67 13.91
2004 12.68 11.61 13.82
2005 12.58 11.52 13.71
2006 12.39 11.36 13.5
2007 12.22 11.22 13.3
2008 12.15 11.15 13.21
2009 12.52 11.48 13.62
2010 12.58 11.48 13.74
2011 12.57 11.52 13.68
2012 12.59 11.41 13.82
2013 12.6 11.29 13.97
2014 12.51 11.34 13.72
2015 12.45 11.23 13.71
2016 12.37 11.08 13.7
2017 12.23 11.01 13.49
2018 12.1 10.94 13.31
2019 12.01 10.89 13.16
2020 12.66