Youth Unemployment Rate of Sierra Leone
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Sierra Leone was 8.88% in 2019, a difference of -0.08 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Sierra Leone in 2019 was 2,681,078. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 13.65% and 5.56% 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 Sierra Leone for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Sierra Leone.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Sierra Leone (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Sierra Leone
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 4.96 6.99 3.41
1992 5.01 6.97 3.48
1993 5.12 7.14 3.54
1994 5.17 7.21 3.56
1995 5.14 7.18 3.54
1996 5.11 7.07 3.56
1997 5.09 7.05 3.54
1998 5.1 7.07 3.53
1999 5.12 7.11 3.54
2000 5.09 7.05 3.53
2001 5.11 7.12 3.5
2002 5.15 7.21 3.52
2003 5.14 7.2 3.51
2004 5.05 7.04 3.43
2005 5.31 7.44 3.6
2006 5.54 7.84 3.7
2007 5.79 8.31 3.79
2008 6.12 8.85 3.98
2009 6.84 9.84 4.5
2010 7.34 10.49 4.92
2011 7.83 11.23 5.24
2012 8.38 12.24 5.46
2013 8.95 13.38 5.64
2014 9.37 14.1 5.88
2015 9.28 13.93 5.88
2016 9.2 13.83 5.87
2017 9.1 13.8 5.75
2018 8.96 13.69 5.63
2019 8.88 13.65 5.56