Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2004, South Africa had the highest total youth unemployment rate (56.13%), followed by Eswatini (54.26%), and then Libya (47.4%). Benin had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (1.07%) in Africa in 2004.

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 2004.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2004.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2004
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 34.1 34.08 34.22
Angola 8.64 11.06 6.42
Benin 1.07 1.19 0.95
Botswana 41.39 36.15 47.78
Burkina Faso 4.33 3.78 5.05
Burundi 3.04 4.13 2.06
Cape Verde 22.47 21.06 24.75
Cameroon 7.59 7.41 7.78
Republic of Congo 39.97 41.04 38.93
Ivory Coast 7.3 7.73 6.65
Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.78 6.22 3.63
Djibouti 19.92 20.46 19.31
Central African Republic 7.38 7.3 7.47
Chad 2.24 3.05 1.42
Egypt 28.33 20.15 46.31
Equatorial Guinea 16 15.64 16.52
Eritrea 10.74 10.06 11.52
Eswatini 54.26 50.6 58.05
Ethiopia 3.88 2.77 5.15
Gabon 33.97 29.28 41.18
Gambia 13.23 9.65 17.51
Ghana 11.74 11.76 11.72
Guinea 5.5 6.63 4.6
Guinea-Bissau 4.95 5.01 4.88
Kenya 7.07 7.05 7.09
Lesotho 43.76 35.01 54.37
Liberia 3.22 2.63 3.93
Libya 47.4 39.88 64.45
Madagascar 4.19 3.63 4.76
Malawi 8.12 7.63 8.58
Mali 11.4 9.09 14.37
Mauritania 14.5 13.62 16.25
Mauritius 24.67 20.94 30.58
Morocco 15.62 15.99 14.63
Mozambique 6.52 8.95 4.58
Zambia 26.88 27.34 26.38
Zimbabwe 7.47 6.91 8.08
Tanzania 5.95 5.39 6.51
Uganda 4.5 4.04 5
Tunisia 30.46 31.67 27.94
Togo 7.68 6.96 8.34
Sudan 28.62 28.01 29.77
Somalia 21.76 21.4 22.96
South Africa 56.13 49.4 64.84
South Sudan 19.38 20.91 17.9
Sierra Leone 5.05 7.04 3.43
Senegal 11.79 9.68 16.25
Rwanda 1.32 1.41 1.23
Niger 4.89 6.14 3.28
Nigeria 9.66 10.32 8.89
Namibia 42.67 37.15 49.1
Comoros 9.89 11.07 8.6
Sao Tome and Principe 23.94 18.09 37.29

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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