Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2000
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2000, South Africa had the highest total youth unemployment rate (52.78%), followed by Algeria (50.56%), and then Eswatini (49.7%). Benin had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (0.99%) in Africa in 2000.

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 2000.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2000.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2000 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2000 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2000 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2000
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 50.56 51.08 47.99
Angola 8.67 11.32 6.22
Benin 0.99 1.26 0.69
Botswana 33.11 30.55 35.97
Burkina Faso 3.27 3.01 3.59
Burundi 3.1 4.26 2.05
Cape Verde 22.35 21.12 24.35
Cameroon 11.18 12.11 10.17
Republic of Congo 39.45 40.18 38.74
Ivory Coast 6.07 6.49 5.42
Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.78 6.16 3.68
Djibouti 19.42 20.16 18.54
Central African Republic 7.48 7.37 7.61
Chad 1.86 2.61 1.1
Egypt 24.41 15.68 45.25
Equatorial Guinea 16.14 15.62 16.88
Eritrea 10.73 9.93 11.65
Eswatini 49.7 45.94 54.11
Ethiopia 5.06 3.58 6.81
Gabon 36.8 33.55 41.94
Gambia 13.37 9.86 17.55
Ghana 16.26 16.08 16.45
Guinea 5.58 6.78 4.65
Guinea-Bissau 5 5.11 4.88
Kenya 6.74 7 6.48
Lesotho 48.32 37.59 60.25
Liberia 3.25 2.72 3.88
Libya 46.33 39.5 61.28
Madagascar 8.04 9.02 7.03
Malawi 8.24 7.86 8.58
Mali 7.26 6.58 8.13
Mauritania 14.24 13.63 15.38
Mauritius 26.75 25.08 29.56
Morocco 20.49 21.8 16.92
Mozambique 6.09 8.89 3.93
Zambia 21.3 22.21 20.32
Zimbabwe 10.95 12.4 9.24
Tanzania 5.5 5.69 5.3
Uganda 5.03 4.63 5.45
Tunisia 30.98 32.68 27.64
Togo 7.66 6.94 8.33
Sudan 28.29 27.71 29.33
Somalia 21.91 21.56 23.06
South Africa 52.78 48.5 58.66
South Sudan 19.44 20.96 17.97
Sierra Leone 5.09 7.05 3.53
Senegal 8.66 7.18 11.83
Rwanda 1.04 1.25 0.85
Niger 3.17 4.2 1.88
Nigeria 9.64 10.47 8.67
Namibia 39.08 36.08 42.55
Comoros 9.79 10.92 8.48
Sao Tome and Principe 20.99 18.27 27.19

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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