Youth Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Cape Verde was 27.82% in 2019, a difference of +0.2 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Cape Verde in 2019 was 237,728. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 24.6% and 31.95% 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 Cape Verde for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Cape Verde
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 19.93 19.46 20.71
1992 20.38 19.75 21.46
1993 20.93 20.01 22.53
1994 21.31 20.28 23.1
1995 21.56 20.49 23.43
1996 21.82 20.72 23.69
1997 22 20.82 24
1998 22.16 20.97 24.14
1999 22.37 20.99 24.66
2000 22.35 21.12 24.35
2001 22.33 21.07 24.37
2002 22.45 21.13 24.59
2003 22.5 21.1 24.78
2004 22.47 21.06 24.75
2005 22.43 20.97 24.77
2006 22.53 21 24.98
2007 22.69 21.05 25.3
2008 23 21.48 25.38
2009 23.99 22.74 25.91
2010 24.54 23.16 26.63
2011 25.57 23.94 27.99
2012 26.65 25.07 28.95
2013 27.8 26.11 30.2
2014 28.83 26.92 31.51
2015 29.97 27.81 32.92
2016 31.07 28.58 34.4
2017 32.07 29.4 35.55
2018 27.62 24.54 31.6
2019 27.82 24.6 31.95