Unemployment Rate of Sudan
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Sudan was 17.71% in 2020, a difference of +0.95 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Sudan in 2020 was 12,385,724. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 11.44% and 28.82% 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 Sudan for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Sudan.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Sudan (%)
Total
Male
Female
Unemployment Rate of Sudan
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 15.12 13.46 20.31
1992 15.22 13.51 20.37
1993 15.39 13.66 20.42
1994 15.44 13.65 20.47
1995 15.44 13.55 20.54
1996 15.44 13.56 20.34
1997 15.43 13.55 20.32
1998 15.43 13.51 20.4
1999 15.49 13.63 20.32
2000 15.45 13.53 20.41
2001 15.41 13.47 20.45
2002 15.48 13.59 20.35
2003 15.48 13.57 20.38
2004 15.4 13.5 20.27
2005 15.28 13.38 20.17
2006 15.07 13.16 19.94
2007 14.88 12.97 19.73
2008 14.8 12.89 19.59
2009 13 8.99 22.97
2010 15.17 10.47 26.77
2011 17.44 12.2 30.3
2012 17.45 12.39 29.78
2013 17.47 12.1 30.42
2014 17.36 11.96 30.27
2015 17.29 11.91 30
2016 17.19 11.79 29.83
2017 17.02 11.66 29.47
2018 16.87 11.56 29.05
2019 16.76 11.44 28.82
2020 17.71