Youth Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Sao Tome and Principe was 22.94% in 2021, a difference of -0.14 points from 2020; and the total labor force of Sao Tome and Principe in 2021 was 70,046. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 18.03% and 34.25% respectively in 2021.

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 Sao Tome and Principe for 1991 - 2021.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Sao Tome and Principe
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 20.99 18.9 25.84
1992 20.97 18.87 25.87
1993 20.92 18.81 25.86
1994 20.87 18.74 25.82
1995 20.83 18.69 25.81
1996 20.81 18.65 25.8
1997 20.79 18.6 25.82
1998 20.74 18.52 25.83
1999 20.73 18.47 25.9
2000 20.77 18.49 26.03
2001 21.96 14.99 38
2002 25.02 19.04 38.76
2003 23.09 16.27 38.77
2004 23.03 17.26 36.3
2005 23.5 17.05 38.35
2006 23.97 17.68 38.4
2007 23.53 17.5 37.34
2008 22.83 17.08 35.99
2009 22.31 16.81 34.9
2010 21.59 16.37 33.52
2011 20.9 15.94 32.26
2012 20.19 15.45 31.05
2013 20.33 15.6 31.17
2014 20.4 15.8 30.93
2015 20.59 15.98 31.15
2016 20.74 16.08 31.41
2017 20.84 16.25 31.32
2018 20.94 16.41 31.28
2019 21.05 16.58 31.2
2020 23.08 18.47 33.8
2021 22.94 18.03 34.25