Sao Tome and Principe: Youth unemployment

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 Sao Tome and Principe

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 21.12
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 21.73
 Min - Max 20.09 - 25.20
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sao Tome and Principe from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Sao Tome and Principe during that period was 21.73 percent with a minimum of 20.09 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 25.2 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2023 is 21.12 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Sao Tome and Principe - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sao Tome and Principe - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Sao Tome and Principe and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 0.08 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 14.35 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 22.10 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 9.96 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 21.12 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 53.95 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 35.29 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 37.75 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.43 2023 percent
 Self-employment 56.68 2022 percent
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