Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 1998, South Africa had the highest total youth unemployment rate (52.12%), followed by Lesotho (50.69%), and then Eswatini (47.37%). Rwanda had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (0.87%) in Africa in 1998.

The World Bank defines youth unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment".

The charts and table below shows the total youth, male youth and female youth unemploment rates of African countries in 1998.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 1998.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 1998
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 45.18 45.67 42.86
Angola 8.66 10.95 6.52
Benin 1.16 1.52 0.74
Botswana 38.78 34.29 44.08
Burkina Faso 3.11 2.89 3.38
Burundi 3.14 4.29 2.07
Cape Verde 22.16 20.97 24.14
Cameroon 11.51 12.77 10.14
Republic of Congo 39.03 39.79 38.29
Ivory Coast 5.51 5.84 4.99
Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.77 5.97 3.82
Djibouti 19.17 19.98 18.21
Central African Republic 7.49 7.38 7.61
Chad 1.71 2.51 0.89
Egypt 22.98 15.68 41.65
Equatorial Guinea 16.12 15.35 17.22
Eritrea 10.92 10.16 11.78
Eswatini 47.37 43.55 51.88
Ethiopia 5.16 3.85 6.74
Gabon 38.52 35.58 43.23
Gambia 13.37 9.83 17.63
Ghana 13.04 12.55 13.55
Guinea 5.59 6.84 4.63
Guinea-Bissau 4.94 5.07 4.8
Kenya 6.64 6.88 6.4
Lesotho 50.69 39.42 63.26
Liberia 3.2 2.67 3.82
Libya 45.79 39.29 59.68
Madagascar 8 8.96 7.02
Malawi 8.29 7.94 8.57
Mali 5.54 5.31 5.83
Mauritania 14.13 13.52 15.28
Mauritius 25.55 23.62 28.92
Morocco 20.74 22.18 16.91
Mozambique 5.86 9.02 3.46
Zambia 19.87 19.59 20.18
Zimbabwe 13.15 15.7 10.12
Tanzania 5.71 5.66 5.76
Uganda 4.14 4.17 4.1
Tunisia 31.66 33.21 28.68
Togo 7.6 6.95 8.21
Sudan 28.11 27.56 29.08
Somalia 21.82 21.45 23.02
South Africa 52.12 48.18 57.69
South Sudan 19.42 20.95 17.93
Sierra Leone 5.1 7.07 3.53
Senegal 8.63 7.15 11.8
Rwanda 0.87 1.12 0.64
Niger 3.17 4.18 1.88
Nigeria 9.59 10.47 8.55
Namibia 43.61 40.4 47.17
Comoros 9.74 10.83 8.46
Sao Tome and Principe 21 18.28 27.26

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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