Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) rose to 22.0% in Congo in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%)
Labour | Congo | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) reached 22.0 % in 2018 in Congo. This is 3.28 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Congo reached an all time high of 40.1 % in 2002 and an all time low of 20.7 % in 2014. When compared to Congo's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Cameroon amounted to 6.28 %, 12.2 % in Central African Republic, 41.4 % in Gabon and 5.94 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2018.

Congo has been ranked 51st within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24), 29 places behind 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%
Cameroon % 7.12% 6.94% 6.59% 6.61% 6.48%
Central African Republic % 13.4% 13.4% 13.2% 12.9% 12.6%
Chad % 3.09% 3.74% 3.73% 4.01% 4.48%
Congo % 21.4% 21.4% 20.7% 21.2% 20.9%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 6.51% 6.43% 6.05% 6.05% 6.17%
Equatorial Guinea % 17.7% 18.5% 18.3% 19.1% 19.6%
Gabon % 43.1% 43.0% 42.7% 42.8% 42.1%
Nigeria % 10.0% 10.9% 13.5% 16.6% 19.9%
Sudan % 43.4% 43.6% 44.2% 44.3% 44.0%
Zambia % 16.9% 16.9% 16.8% 16.4% 16.3%