Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2013
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2013, South Africa had the highest total youth unemployment rate (51.31%), followed by Eswatini (50.29%), and then Libya (49.92%). Madagascar had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (1.64%) in Africa in 2013.

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 2013.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2013.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2013 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2013 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2013 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2013
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 25.02 21.76 39.86
Angola 17 17.21 16.8
Benin 5.5 5.15 5.8
Botswana 35.85 29.43 43.26
Burkina Faso 8.04 5.29 11.78
Burundi 2.9 4.04 1.93
Cape Verde 27.8 26.11 30.2
Cameroon 6.17 5.56 6.87
Republic of Congo 22.38 23.15 21.63
Ivory Coast 6.38 5.43 7.78
Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.43 10.68 6.52
Djibouti 21.81 21.43 22.26
Central African Republic 7.16 7.08 7.24
Chad 3.07 3.58 2.55
Egypt 34.18 28.8 48.3
Equatorial Guinea 16.29 15.94 16.81
Eritrea 11.35 11.03 11.72
Eswatini 50.29 47.16 53.43
Ethiopia 3.43 2.57 4.41
Gabon 36.26 31.3 43.05
Gambia 13.01 9.42 17.44
Ghana 13.13 12.98 13.3
Guinea 5.46 6.64 4.53
Guinea-Bissau 4.97 5.1 4.84
Kenya 7.5 7.4 7.62
Lesotho 34.97 28.97 43.43
Liberia 2.21 2.25 2.15
Libya 49.92 42.04 68.19
Madagascar 1.64 1.65 1.63
Malawi 7.84 7.23 8.49
Mali 8.48 5.75 12.02
Mauritania 16.33 15.14 18.88
Mauritius 21.9 16.89 29.26
Morocco 19.18 19.47 18.29
Mozambique 7.18 7.61 6.78
Zambia 17.61 17.7 17.52
Zimbabwe 8.55 7.51 9.66
Tanzania 5.69 4.58 6.88
Uganda 2.69 2.1 3.33
Tunisia 35.05 33.8 37.75
Togo 3.7 3.94 3.48
Sudan 32.68 27.16 43.73
Somalia 21.03 20.64 22.34
South Africa 51.31 47.93 55.34
South Sudan 19.25 20.51 18.04
Sierra Leone 8.95 13.38 5.64
Senegal 10.32 8.23 13.73
Rwanda 1.91 1.42 2.4
Niger 1.85 1.8 1.92
Nigeria 9.84 9.01 10.9
Namibia 40.9 36.3 45.87
Comoros 17.97 18.27 17.52
Sao Tome and Principe 20.9 15.47 33.22

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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