Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2010, Eswatini had the highest total youth unemployment rate (54.22%), followed by South Africa (50.52%), and then Libya (48.82%). Niger had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (0.84%) in Africa in 2010.

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 2010.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2010.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2010
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 21.84 18.88 37.37
Angola 19.47 17.6 21.19
Benin 2.21 1.51 2.82
Botswana 35.28 29.13 42.85
Burkina Faso 6.11 4.55 8.24
Burundi 2.96 4.09 1.98
Cape Verde 24.54 23.16 26.63
Cameroon 6.3 5.23 7.54
Republic of Congo 29.92 29.7 30.13
Ivory Coast 9.32 9.73 8.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.19 9.1 5.6
Djibouti 21.21 21.36 21.04
Central African Republic 7.25 7.14 7.37
Chad 2.73 3.3 2.16
Egypt 24.53 14.44 52.4
Equatorial Guinea 16.13 15.81 16.6
Eritrea 11.14 10.75 11.58
Eswatini 54.22 51.22 56.9
Ethiopia 3.5 2.63 4.5
Gabon 35.9 31.06 42.73
Gambia 13.01 9.46 17.37
Ghana 11.15 10.2 12.24
Guinea 5.39 6.48 4.53
Guinea-Bissau 4.94 5.05 4.83
Kenya 7.36 7.18 7.56
Lesotho 37.64 30.58 47.13
Liberia 3.17 2.55 3.91
Libya 48.82 40.79 67.46
Madagascar 6.67 4.99 8.38
Malawi 7.89 7.29 8.48
Mali 10.58 7.8 14.21
Mauritania 14.86 14 16.66
Mauritius 23.18 18.79 29.12
Morocco 17.77 18.39 16.01
Mozambique 6.94 8.2 5.81
Zambia 26.84 26.77 26.91
Zimbabwe 8.3 7.35 9.31
Tanzania 5.78 5.33 6.25
Uganda 5.59 5.04 6.18
Tunisia 29.49 27.96 32.81
Togo 3.83 4.45 3.26
Sudan 28.67 23.76 38.42
Somalia 21.23 20.86 22.51
South Africa 50.52 47.59 54.14
South Sudan 19.14 20.59 17.76
Sierra Leone 7.34 10.49 4.92
Senegal 13.2 9.46 20.13
Rwanda 1.66 1.41 1.91
Niger 0.84 1.13 0.43
Nigeria 9.58 10.13 8.94
Namibia 43.64 38.83 49.3
Comoros 14.85 15.5 13.95
Sao Tome and Principe 22.36 16.38 35.88

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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