Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2015, South Africa had the highest total youth unemployment rate (50.31%), followed by Libya (49.84%), and then Eswatini (47.18%). Niger had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (0.66%) in Africa in 2015.

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 2015.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2015.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2015
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 29.69 26.58 45.11
Angola 16.81 17.01 16.62
Benin 5.3 4.97 5.59
Botswana 35.64 29.52 42.74
Burkina Faso 8.5 6.19 11.64
Burundi 2.78 3.93 1.81
Cape Verde 29.97 27.81 32.92
Cameroon 6.01 5.56 6.53
Republic of Congo 22.19 22.67 21.71
Ivory Coast 4.58 3.57 6.05
Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.25 10.44 6.4
Djibouti 21.9 21.93 21.87
Central African Republic 6.99 6.9 7.09
Chad 3.17 3.63 2.71
Egypt 34.29 31.7 39.87
Equatorial Guinea 16.16 15.89 16.56
Eritrea 11.28 11.08 11.52
Eswatini 47.18 44.33 50.23
Ethiopia 3.36 2.51 4.34
Gabon 36.17 31.31 42.76
Gambia 12.83 9.2 17.27
Ghana 14.17 14.68 13.56
Guinea 5.33 6.48 4.43
Guinea-Bissau 4.89 4.98 4.79
Kenya 7.4 7.29 7.52
Lesotho 34.88 29.09 42.96
Liberia 1.55 1.87 1.18
Libya 49.84 41.4 69.47
Madagascar 3.31 3.67 2.92
Malawi 7.74 7.19 8.31
Mali 18.09 16.68 19.71
Mauritania 18.7 17.27 21.89
Mauritius 25.02 20.76 30.82
Morocco 20.92 20.59 21.92
Mozambique 7.15 7.26 7.05
Zambia 19.69 19.3 20.08
Zimbabwe 8.44 7.37 9.6
Tanzania 3.68 3 4.42
Uganda 2.64 2.08 3.24
Tunisia 35.2 34.12 37.65
Togo 4.24 3.9 4.54
Sudan 32.68 27.14 43.68
Somalia 20.66 20.28 21.91
South Africa 50.31 46.52 55.06
South Sudan 19.07 20.38 17.83
Sierra Leone 9.28 13.93 5.88
Senegal 8.02 7.37 9
Rwanda 1.9 1.36 2.44
Niger 0.66 0.84 0.41
Nigeria 7.81 5.83 10.4
Namibia 41.7 36.45 47.61
Comoros 18.82 18.98 18.58
Sao Tome and Principe 20.76 15.33 33.09

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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