Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2003, South Africa had the highest total youth unemployment rate (60.83%), followed by Eswatini (53.34%), and then Libya (47.22%). Benin had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (0.95%) in Africa in 2003.

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 2003.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2003.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2003
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 43.52 43.27 44.82
Angola 8.7 11.28 6.32
Benin 0.95 1.13 0.77
Botswana 46.6 41.02 53.26
Burkina Faso 3.55 3.14 4.07
Burundi 3.09 4.2 2.08
Cape Verde 22.5 21.1 24.78
Cameroon 8.7 8.81 8.59
Republic of Congo 39.99 41.08 38.92
Ivory Coast 7.03 7.47 6.36
Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.83 6.24 3.69
Djibouti 19.88 20.45 19.23
Central African Republic 7.47 7.4 7.54
Chad 2.16 2.84 1.46
Egypt 29.11 23.93 39.98
Equatorial Guinea 16.06 15.72 16.55
Eritrea 10.76 9.95 11.68
Eswatini 53.34 49.63 57.3
Ethiopia 4.18 2.98 5.55
Gabon 34.8 30.35 41.7
Gambia 13.28 9.64 17.6
Ghana 12.92 12.96 12.89
Guinea 5.59 6.76 4.66
Guinea-Bissau 4.99 5.06 4.91
Kenya 7.01 7.09 6.93
Lesotho 44.98 35.68 56.03
Liberia 3.28 2.7 3.97
Libya 47.22 39.54 64.49
Madagascar 6.88 6.48 7.29
Malawi 8.21 7.71 8.65
Mali 10.34 8.48 12.75
Mauritania 14.48 13.72 15.96
Mauritius 25.21 22.04 30.32
Morocco 17.23 17.66 16.05
Mozambique 6.5 9.05 4.51
Zambia 25.5 26.08 24.88
Zimbabwe 8.33 8.17 8.52
Tanzania 5.81 5.59 6.03
Uganda 6.09 5.02 7.23
Tunisia 30.7 32.21 27.63
Togo 7.76 7.05 8.42
Sudan 28.66 28.06 29.76
Somalia 21.91 21.55 23.14
South Africa 60.83 55.89 67.33
South Sudan 19.49 21.02 18.01
Sierra Leone 5.14 7.2 3.51
Senegal 10.22 8.36 14.15
Rwanda 1.29 1.43 1.16
Niger 4.39 5.58 2.85
Nigeria 9.75 10.43 8.95
Namibia 41.94 37.18 47.49
Comoros 9.93 11.12 8.61
Sao Tome and Principe 24.2 17.33 39.82

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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