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Labor > Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Marshall Islands 63.4% 1999
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 62.8% 2012
=3 Kosovo 55.3% 2012
=3 Greece 55.3% 2012
5 Republic of Macedonia 53.9% 2012
6 Spain 53.2% 2012
7 South Africa 51.5% 2012
8 Serbia 51.1% 2012
9 Solomon Islands 45.9% 1999
10 Swaziland 44.8% 1997
11 Croatia 43.1% 2012
12 Tunisia 42.3% 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 42.19% 2012
13 Cape Verde 41.2% 1990
14 Montenegro 41.1% 2012
15 Gabon 41% 1993
16 Armenia 39.2% 2011
17 Portugal 37.6% 2012
18 Italy 35.3% 2012
19 Lesotho 34.4% 2008
20 Namibia 34.3% 2012
21 French Polynesia 34.2% 2007
=22 Slovakia 34% 2012
=22 Jamaica 34% 2012
24 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 33.8% 2008
25 Yemen 33.7% 2010
26 Georgia 33.3% 2012
27 Grenada 31.5% 1998
Eastern Europe average (profile) 30.92% 2012
28 The Bahamas 30.8% 2012
29 Ireland 30.4% 2012
=30 Dominican Republic 29.4% 2011
=30 Guam 29.4% 2011
32 Jordan 29.3% 2012
33 Latvia 28.4% 2012
34 Saudi Arabia 28.3% 2012
=35 Hungary 28.1% 2012
=35 Bulgaria 28.1% 2012
37 Cyprus 27.8% 2012
38 Saint Lucia 27.5% 2007
Europe average (profile) 26.72% 2012
39 Puerto Rico 26.6% 2012
40 Poland 26.5% 2012
41 Lithuania 26.4% 2012
42 Barbados 26.2% 2003
43 Dominica 26% 2001
Eurozone average (profile) 25.78% 2012
European Union average (profile) 25.62% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 24.95% 2012
44 European Union 24.94% 2012
45 Ethiopia 24.9% 2006
46 Egypt 24.8% 2010
47 Guyana 24% 2002
48 France 23.8% 2012
=49 Mauritius 23.7% 2012
=49 Sweden 23.7% 2012
51 Zambia 23.4% 2005
52 Aruba 23.2% 2007
53 Iran 23% 2008
54 Sudan 22.9% 2008
55 Romania 22.7% 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 22.62% 2009
56 Albania 22.5% 2010
57 Algeria 22.4% 2011
=58 Indonesia 22.2% 2009
=58 Maldives 22.2% 2006
60 Colombia 21.9% 2011
61 Suriname 21.5% 2004
62 United Kingdom 21% 2012
63 Estonia 20.9% 2012
64 Slovenia 20.6% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 20.46% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 20.36% 2011
65 Seychelles 20.3% 2002
66 Antigua and Barbuda 19.9% 2001
67 Belgium 19.8% 2012
=68 Belize 19.5% 2005
=68 Czech Republic 19.5% 2012
70 Syria 19.2% 2010
71 Luxembourg 18.8% 2012
72 Fiji 18.7% 2007
73 Morocco 18.6% 2012
74 Uruguay 18.5% 2012
75 Costa Rica 18.4% 2012
76 Argentina 18.3% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 18.09% 2012
77 Haiti 17.9% 1999
=78 Finland 17.7% 2012
=78 New Zealand 17.7% 2012
80 Turkey 17.5% 2012
=81 Ukraine 17.3% 2012
=81 Sri Lanka 17.3% 2012
83 Venezuela 17.1% 2012
84 Lebanon 16.8% 2009
85 Tajikistan 16.7% 2009
86 Ghana 16.6% 2000
=87 Philippines 16.3% 2011
=87 Chile 16.3% 2012
89 United States 16.2% 2012
90 Samoa 16.1% 2011
=91 Nigeria 15.4% 1986
=91 Brazil 15.4% 2011
=93 East Timor 14.8% 2010
=93 Senegal 14.8% 2006
=93 Russia 14.8% 2012
96 Kyrgyzstan 14.6% 2006
97 Canada 14.3% 2012
=98 Azerbaijan 14.2% 2012
=98 Malta 14.2% 2012
100 Denmark 14.1% 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.8% 2012
=101 Botswana 13.6% 2000
=101 Iceland 13.6% 2012
103 Cayman Islands 13.5% 2008
104 Moldova 13.1% 2012
105 Belarus 12.5% 2009
106 El Salvador 12.4% 2012
=107 Israel 12.1% 2012
=107 United Arab Emirates 12.1% 2008
=109 American Samoa 11.9% 1990
=109 Mongolia 11.9% 2011
=109 Tonga 11.9% 2003
=109 Nicaragua 11.9% 2010
113 Australia 11.7% 2012
114 Kuwait 11.3% 2005
115 Paraguay 11.2% 2012
116 Ecuador 11.1% 2011
117 Bermuda 10.8% 2000
118 India 10.7% 2012
119 Trinidad and Tobago 10.5% 2008
=120 Malaysia 10.3% 2012
=120 Panama 10.3% 2012
=122 Netherlands 9.5% 2012
=122 Peru 9.5% 2011
=124 Mexico 9.4% 2012
=124 Faeroe Islands 9.4% 2005
=126 Bangladesh 9.3% 2005
=126 Hong Kong 9.3% 2012
128 Malawi 9.1% 1983
129 South Korea 9% 2012
130 Austria 8.7% 2012
131 Norway 8.6% 2012
132 Switzerland 8.4% 2012
133 Sao Tome and Principe 8.2% 1991
134 Germany 8.1% 2012
135 Honduras 8% 2011
136 Japan 7.9% 2012
137 Pakistan 7.7% 2008
138 Zimbabwe 7.6% 2004
139 Guatemala 7.5% 2011
=140 Isle of Man 7.2% 2006
=140 Bhutan 7.2% 2012
142 Tanzania 7.1% 2011
143 Monaco 6.9% 2000
144 Singapore 6.7% 2012
145 Bolivia 6.2% 2009
146 Northern Mariana Islands 5.9% 2003
147 Macau 5.8% 2011
148 Vietnam 5.5% 2012
149 Uganda 5.4% 2009
150 Papua New Guinea 5.3% 2000
151 Sierra Leone 5.2% 2004
152 Liberia 5.1% 2010
=153 Bahrain 5% 2010
=153 Laos 5% 1995
155 Kazakhstan 3.9% 2012
156 Burkina Faso 3.8% 2006
157 Cambodia 3.4% 2008
158 Niger 3.2% 2001
159 Cuba 3.1% 2008
160 Nepal 3% 1999
161 Thailand 2.8% 2012
162 Madagascar 2.3% 2005
163 Qatar 1.3% 2011
164 Benin 0.8% 2002
=165 Rwanda 0.7% 1996
=165 Burundi 0.7% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Unemployment,-youth-total/%-of-total-labor-force-ages-15--24

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