Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2019
Updated on July 26, 2022.

In 2019, Djibouti had the highest total youth unemployment rate (76.53%), followed by South Africa (57.38%), and then Libya (50.72%). Niger had the lowest total youth unemployment rate (0.77%) in Africa in 2019.

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 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rates of African Countries in 2019.

Data Source: World Bank.
Total Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2019 (%)
Male Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2019 (%)
Female Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2019 (%)
Unemployment rate of Africa for other years:
Table of Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries in 2019
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Country Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
Algeria 27.36 23.77 46.8
Angola 16.61 16.55 16.67
Benin 3.71 3.02 4.26
Botswana 37.49 38.61 36.14
Burkina Faso 7.74 7.67 7.84
Burundi 3.06 4.19 2.13
Cape Verde 28.21 24.86 33.22
Cameroon 6.37 5.88 6.93
Republic of Congo 39.29 39.91 38.71
Ivory Coast 5.54 4.72 6.48
Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.53 10.49 6.89
Djibouti 76.53 75.64 78.11
Central African Republic 10.41 9.51 11.4
Chad 1.52 2.17 0.72
Egypt 20.99 13.21 53.49
Equatorial Guinea 17.44 16.49 18.66
Eritrea 11.38 10.31 12.62
Eswatini 46.59 44.17 49.1
Ethiopia 3.72 2.85 4.71
Gabon 36.53 32.45 41.84
Gambia 13.5 10 17.8
Ghana 8.95 9.19 8.66
Guinea 6.73 5.84 7.42
Guinea-Bissau 11.73 10.69 12.81
Kenya 12.34 11.52 13.18
Lesotho 34.93 30.98 40.32
Liberia 2.46 2.56 2.36
Libya 50.72 42.77 69.87
Madagascar 3.52 3.87 3.17
Malawi 8.32 6.5 10.15
Mali 16.95 15.27 19.07
Mauritania 21.33 19.4 25.71
Mauritius 21.87 16.87 28.57
Morocco 22.86 22.52 23.78
Mozambique 7.23 7.34 7.13
Zambia 25.47 26.54 24.39
Zimbabwe 7.01 6.09 8
Tanzania 3.96 3.24 4.73
Uganda 2.95 2.32 3.59
Tunisia 35.39 34.39 37.71
Togo 9.17 11.85 7.07
Sudan 32.78 28.16 41.83
Somalia 33.64 31.84 36.71
South Africa 57.38 53.56 62.07
South Sudan 18.9 20.07 17.83
Sierra Leone 9.62 14.55 6.46
Senegal 4.01 2.7 5.99
Rwanda 2.05 1.52 2.57
Niger 0.77 0.95 0.52
Nigeria 17.72 18.36 16.98
Namibia 38.03 37.51 38.65
Comoros 19.01 19.32 18.56
Sao Tome and Principe 21.05 16.58 31.2

Youth Unemployment Rate of African Countries

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