Unemployment, Youth Total (As % of Total Labour Force Ages 15-24) rose to 7.38% in Guinea Bissau in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Total (As % of Total Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%)
Labour | Guinea Bissau | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Total (As % of Total Labour Force Ages 15-24) reached 7.38 % in 2018 in Guinea Bissau. This is 1.11 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Total (As % of Total Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Guinea Bissau reached an all time high of 8.19 % in 2002 and an all time low of 6.78 % in 2008. When compared to Guinea Bissau's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Total (As % of Total Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Gambia amounted to 12.3 %, 4.41 % in Guinea, 24.8 % in Mali and 7.99 % in Senegal in 2018.

Guinea Bissau has been ranked 133rd within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Total (As % of Total 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 Total (As % of Total Labour Force Ages 15-24) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % 27.6% 25.1% 25.4% 29.8% 25.6%
Burkina Faso % 7.55% 8.26% 8.60% 8.93% 8.39%
Gambia % 13.0% 13.6% 13.4% 13.3% 13.2%
Guinea % 4.99% 5.20% 5.23% 5.20% 4.34%
Guinea Bissau % 7.94% 7.94% 7.66% 7.72% 7.60%
Liberia % 3.27% 3.31% 3.21% 3.17% 3.12%
Mali % 9.20% 9.18% 8.02% 18.1% 26.1%
Mauritania % 15.1% 15.4% 15.8% 16.8% 16.1%
Niger % 0.465% 0.478% 0.464% 0.445% 0.451%
Senegal % 11.3% 10.3% 9.21% 8.03% 7.85%
Sierra Leone % 7.64% 8.78% 9.38% 9.62% 9.40%