Youth Unemployment Rate of South Sudan
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of South Sudan was 18.57% in 2019, a difference of -0.06 points from 2018; and the total labor force of South Sudan in 2019 was 4,671,395. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 20.02% and 17.21% 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 South Sudan for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of South Sudan.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of South Sudan (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of South Sudan
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 19.08 20.56 17.66
1992 19.25 20.79 17.77
1993 19.47 21.01 18
1994 19.53 21.05 18.07
1995 19.51 21.02 18.05
1996 19.48 21.03 17.99
1997 19.42 20.95 17.95
1998 19.42 20.95 17.93
1999 19.49 21.04 17.99
2000 19.44 20.96 17.97
2001 19.42 20.96 17.93
2002 19.5 21.06 17.99
2003 19.49 21.02 18.01
2004 19.38 20.91 17.9
2005 19.21 20.73 17.75
2006 18.91 20.41 17.46
2007 18.63 20.12 17.19
2008 18.5 19.97 17.08
2009 19.03 20.51 17.61
2010 19.14 20.59 17.76
2011 19.15 20.63 17.72
2012 19.12 20.41 17.88
2013 19.25 20.51 18.04
2014 19.22 20.6 17.9
2015 19.07 20.38 17.83
2016 18.93 20.11 17.82
2017 18.74 20.01 17.55
2018 18.63 19.99 17.37
2019 18.57 20.02 17.21