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

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Ghana was 8.72% in 2019, a difference of -0.06 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Ghana in 2019 was 12,919,340. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 8.98% and 8.41% 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 Ghana for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Ghana.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Ghana (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Ghana
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 7.55 6.63 8.52
1992 7.65 6.73 8.61
1993 8.54 7.6 9.52
1994 9.4 8.51 10.31
1995 10.25 9.42 11.1
1996 11.15 10.41 11.92
1997 12.08 11.4 12.77
1998 13.04 12.55 13.55
1999 15.86 15.28 16.46
2000 16.26 16.08 16.45
2001 15.09 14.98 15.19
2002 14.04 14.05 14.04
2003 12.92 12.96 12.89
2004 11.74 11.76 11.72
2005 10.55 10.6 10.49
2006 9.32 9.46 9.16
2007 9.52 9.52 9.51
2008 9.86 9.49 10.28
2009 10.66 10.12 11.26
2010 11.15 10.2 12.24
2011 11.87 11.03 12.83
2012 12.53 12.07 13.07
2013 13.13 12.98 13.3
2014 13.63 13.86 13.35
2015 14.17 14.68 13.56
2016 11.33 11.74 10.84
2017 8.84 9.11 8.53
2018 8.78 9.09 8.41
2019 8.72 8.98 8.41