Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2009
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2009, Eswatini had the highest total youth unemployment rate (55.21%), followed by Libya (48.23%), and then South Africa (47.59%). Niger had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (1.34%) in Africa in 2009.

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 2009.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2009.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2009 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2009 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2009 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2009
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 21.51 19.22 34.79
Angola 8.49 10.83 6.34
Benin 1.95 1.49 2.36
Botswana 32.56 26.17 40.38
Burkina Faso 5.48 4.27 7.13
Burundi 2.95 4.1 1.94
Cape Verde 23.99 22.74 25.91
Cameroon 5.71 4.88 6.65
Republic of Congo 33.77 32.81 34.7
Ivory Coast 8.88 9.29 8.24
Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.58 8.38 5.08
Djibouti 20.79 20.99 20.57
Central African Republic 7.19 7.1 7.3
Chad 2.58 3.17 1.98
Egypt 25.58 15.64 50.24
Equatorial Guinea 15.99 15.64 16.52
Eritrea 10.94 10.52 11.42
Eswatini 55.21 52.21 57.94
Ethiopia 3.48 2.62 4.47
Gabon 35.21 30.52 41.9
Gambia 12.94 9.41 17.26
Ghana 10.66 10.12 11.26
Guinea 5.36 6.51 4.44
Guinea-Bissau 4.87 4.98 4.77
Kenya 7.19 7.19 7.19
Lesotho 38.47 31.31 47.96
Liberia 3.12 2.53 3.82
Libya 48.23 40.26 66.68
Madagascar 5.53 4.12 6.96
Malawi 7.85 7.25 8.44
Mali 12.02 9.39 15.45
Mauritania 14.68 13.92 16.24
Mauritius 21.15 17.67 26.14
Morocco 16.65 17.38 14.6
Mozambique 6.8 8.28 5.5
Zambia 21.23 21.52 20.92
Zimbabwe 8.05 7.15 9.01
Tanzania 4.87 4.86 4.87
Uganda 5.67 5.2 6.16
Tunisia 31.02 31.24 30.56
Togo 4.57 4.99 4.19
Sudan 24.81 20.58 33.09
Somalia 21.21 20.86 22.44
South Africa 47.59 44.49 51.45
South Sudan 19.03 20.51 17.61
Sierra Leone 6.84 9.84 4.5
Senegal 13.6 10.14 20.23
Rwanda 1.56 1.4 1.72
Niger 1.34 1.76 0.75
Nigeria 9.49 10.09 8.79
Namibia 43.21 38.62 48.62
Comoros 13.82 14.58 12.81
Sao Tome and Principe 23.02 17.18 36.25

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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