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

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Somalia was 19.82% in 2019, a difference of -0.16 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Somalia in 2019 was 3,953,141. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 19.46% and 20.97% 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 Somalia for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Somalia.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Somalia (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Somalia
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 21.31 20.99 22.22
1992 21.41 21.07 22.42
1993 21.66 21.25 22.88
1994 21.71 21.33 22.84
1995 21.69 21.21 23.12
1996 21.85 21.5 22.94
1997 21.82 21.48 22.89
1998 21.82 21.45 23.02
1999 21.96 21.61 23.13
2000 21.91 21.56 23.06
2001 21.86 21.51 23.03
2002 21.94 21.58 23.15
2003 21.91 21.55 23.14
2004 21.76 21.4 22.96
2005 21.54 21.19 22.73
2006 21.19 20.86 22.32
2007 20.87 20.55 21.98
2008 20.68 20.37 21.78
2009 21.21 20.86 22.44
2010 21.23 20.86 22.51
2011 21.14 20.78 22.42
2012 21.08 20.7 22.38
2013 21.03 20.64 22.34
2014 20.82 20.43 22.11
2015 20.66 20.28 21.91
2016 20.49 20.13 21.67
2017 20.22 19.87 21.38
2018 19.98 19.63 21.13
2019 19.82 19.46 20.97