Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2007, Eswatini had the highest total youth unemployment rate (56.74%), followed by South Africa (52.4%), and then Libya (47.14%). Rwanda had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (1.3%) in Africa in 2007.

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 2007.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2007.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2007
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 27.33 25.6 37.16
Angola 8.32 10.6 6.22
Benin 1.44 1.33 1.54
Botswana 31.96 26.63 38.64
Burkina Faso 4.24 3.56 5.16
Burundi 2.78 3.9 1.78
Cape Verde 22.69 21.05 25.3
Cameroon 4.56 4.13 5.02
Republic of Congo 35.95 36.12 35.78
Ivory Coast 7.85 8.26 7.22
Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.35 6.95 4.04
Djibouti 19.78 20 19.52
Central African Republic 6.93 6.91 6.96
Chad 2.22 2.88 1.55
Egypt 25.15 17.48 44.88
Equatorial Guinea 15.41 15.13 15.81
Eritrea 10.44 10.01 10.93
Eswatini 56.74 53.1 60.26
Ethiopia 3.35 2.5 4.32
Gabon 33.57 28.62 40.87
Gambia 12.55 9.09 16.75
Ghana 9.52 9.52 9.51
Guinea 5.16 6.38 4.19
Guinea-Bissau 4.61 4.71 4.52
Kenya 6.87 6.75 7
Lesotho 39.8 32.05 49.74
Liberia 2.93 2.44 3.51
Libya 47.14 39.53 64.62
Madagascar 3.5 2.63 4.4
Malawi 7.61 7.05 8.16
Mali 14.88 13.01 17.3
Mauritania 14.26 13.52 15.79
Mauritius 24.24 19.6 30.81
Morocco 15.58 16.45 13.18
Mozambique 6.39 8.27 4.79
Zambia 19.69 20.18 19.18
Zimbabwe 7.55 6.97 8.17
Tanzania 5.49 4.73 6.26
Uganda 4.11 3.87 4.36
Tunisia 28.03 28.65 26.75
Togo 6.13 5.96 6.29
Sudan 28.05 27.34 29.42
Somalia 20.87 20.55 21.98
South Africa 52.4 46.46 59.83
South Sudan 18.63 20.12 17.19
Sierra Leone 5.79 8.31 3.79
Senegal 14.05 11.09 20.11
Rwanda 1.3 1.29 1.3
Niger 2.69 3.4 1.73
Nigeria 9.19 9.84 8.42
Namibia 42.2 37.28 47.96
Comoros 11.66 12.52 10.6
Sao Tome and Principe 23.98 17.96 37.69

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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