Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) fell to 4.42% in Benin in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%)
Labour | Benin | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) reached 4.42 % in 2018 in Benin. This is 4.99 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Benin reached an all time high of 5.88 % in 2012 and an all time low of 0.603 % in 2002. When compared to Benin's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Burkina Faso amounted to 11.8 %, 0.112 % in Niger, 19.4 % in Nigeria and 1.91 % in Togo in 2018.

Benin has been ranked 155th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24), 17 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labour force aged 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % 39.1% 39.9% 39.2% 45.0% 43.4%
Benin % 5.88% 5.73% 5.47% 5.36% 5.21%
Burkina Faso % 10.6% 12.0% 12.9% 13.3% 12.6%
Cameroon % 7.12% 6.94% 6.59% 6.61% 6.48%
Chad % 3.09% 3.74% 3.73% 4.01% 4.48%
Ghana % 13.5% 13.8% 13.5% 13.6% 13.5%
Ivory Coast % 9.61% 7.69% 6.80% 5.93% 5.08%
Libya % 59.0% 58.0% 54.9% 53.1% 53.7%
Mali % 10.2% 9.17% 7.14% 19.7% 28.6%
Niger % 0.148% 0.153% 0.147% 0.142% 0.138%
Nigeria % 10.0% 10.9% 13.5% 16.6% 19.9%
Togo % 2.21% 2.15% 2.10% 2.00% 1.94%