Youth Unemployment Rate of Cameroon
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Cameroon was 5.73% in 2019, a difference of -0.06 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Cameroon in 2019 was 11,351,501. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 5.33% and 6.19% respectively 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 chart and table below shows the total youth, male youth, and female youth unemployment rates of Cameroon for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Cameroon.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Cameroon (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Cameroon
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 11.45 13.21 9.52
1992 11.57 13.34 9.64
1993 11.77 13.54 9.83
1994 11.83 13.58 9.91
1995 11.84 13.47 10.07
1996 11.88 13.46 10.15
1997 11.69 13.1 10.15
1998 11.51 12.77 10.14
1999 11.41 12.53 10.18
2000 11.18 12.11 10.17
2001 10.97 11.71 10.17
2002 9.84 10.23 9.42
2003 8.7 8.81 8.59
2004 7.59 7.41 7.78
2005 6.51 6.3 6.74
2006 5.47 5.12 5.84
2007 4.56 4.13 5.02
2008 4.97 4.37 5.63
2009 5.71 4.88 6.65
2010 6.3 5.23 7.54
2011 6.25 5.34 7.31
2012 6.21 5.46 7.08
2013 6.17 5.56 6.87
2014 6.04 5.57 6.57
2015 6.01 5.56 6.53
2016 5.96 5.53 6.46
2017 5.87 5.47 6.33
2018 5.79 5.38 6.26
2019 5.73 5.33 6.19