Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) fell to 6.37% in Mozambique in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%)
Labour | Mozambique | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) reached 6.37 % in 2018 in Mozambique. This is 2.47 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Mozambique reached an all time high of 7.07 % in 2015 and an all time low of 2.75 % in 1991. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Malawi amounted to 7.78 %, 58.6 % in South Africa, 4.09 % in Tanzania and 16.0 % in Zambia in 2018.

Mozambique has been ranked 144th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24), 8 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
Angola % 16.9% 17.2% 17.2% 17.0% 16.9%
Botswana % 43.7% 44.4% 44.8% 44.2% 44.2%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 6.51% 6.43% 6.05% 6.05% 6.17%
Kenya % 19.3% 19.5% 19.2% 19.2% 19.1%
Lesotho % 43.8% 42.3% 41.4% 41.2% 40.8%
Malawi % 8.97% 8.48% 8.36% 8.27% 8.15%
Mozambique % 6.36% 6.52% 6.57% 7.07% 6.94%
Namibia % 39.9% 45.8% 42.6% 47.2% 52.1%
South Africa % 56.4% 55.4% 55.3% 54.9% 59.4%
Swaziland % 51.3% 50.8% 49.5% 47.9% 46.2%
Tanzania % 7.41% 6.84% 4.47% 4.43% 4.36%
Uganda % 6.03% 3.35% 3.31% 3.26% 3.16%
Zambia % 16.9% 16.9% 16.8% 16.4% 16.3%
Zimbabwe % 9.94% 10.1% 9.94% 9.87% 9.61%