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Labor > Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 62.3% 2007
2 Suriname 58.2% 1999
3 Armenia 56.4% 2001
4 South Africa 52% 2007
=5 Serbia and Montenegro 48.3% 2007
=5 Swaziland 48.3% 1997
7 Namibia 47% 2004
8 Algeria 46.3% 2004
=9 Botswana 46.1% 2001
=9 Solomon Islands 46.1% 1999
11 Saint Lucia 45.5% 2004
12 Dominican Republic 44.5% 2007
13 Lesotho 43.4% 1999
14 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 43.2% 1991
15 Cape Verde 42.1% 1990
16 Gabon 40.2% 1993
17 Grenada 39.4% 1998
18 French Polynesia 39.1% 2002
19 Georgia 36.8% 2007
20 Jamaica 36.3% 2004
21 Syria 33.1% 2003
=22 Mauritius 31.3% 2007
=22 Guyana 31.3% 2002
24 Maldives 30.5% 2006
25 Uruguay 30.3% 2007
26 Qatar 29.8% 2004
27 Ethiopia 29.4% 2006
28 Tunisia 29.3% 2005
29 Greece 28.9% 2008
30 Belize 28.8% 2005
31 Barbados 28.7% 2003
=32 Seychelles 28.1% 1994
=32 Sri Lanka 28.1% 2007
34 Colombia 27.5% 2007
35 Indonesia 27.3% 2007
36 Croatia 27.2% 2008
37 Bahrain 27% 2001
38 Netherlands Antilles 26.3% 2007
39 Spain 25.8% 2008
40 Dominica 25.4% 2001
41 Italy 24.7% 2008
42 Aruba 24.5% 1997
43 Argentina 24% 2008
=44 Panama 23.6% 2007
=44 Luxembourg 23.6% 2008
46 Brazil 23.3% 2004
47 Ecuador 22.9% 2006
48 Chile 22.45% 2008
49 Nigeria 22.3% 1986
50 The Bahamas 21.7% 2007
=51 Trinidad and Tobago 21.6% 2005
=51 Antigua and Barbuda 21.6% 2001
53 Zimbabwe 21.4% 2002
54 Haiti 21.1% 1999
55 Hungary 20.9% 2008
=56 Mongolia 20.7% 2003
=56 Sweden 20.7% 2008
58 Portugal 20.2% 2008
59 Poland 19.9% 2008
60 Slovakia 19.7% 2008
61 Zambia 19.5% 2000
62 Puerto Rico 19% 2007
63 Belgium 18.7% 2008
=64 Paraguay 18.3% 2007
=64 Romania 18.3% 2008
=66 Turkey 18% 2008
=66 France 18% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 17.92% 2007
68 Venezuela 17.4% 2007
69 Israel 17% 2007
70 European Union 16.83% 2008
71 Fiji 16.8% 1996
72 Ghana 16.7% 2000
73 Philippines 16.5% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 16.33% 2008
74 Kyrgyzstan 16.2% 2006
=75 Morocco 16.1% 2007
=75 Guam 16.1% 1986
European Union average (profile) 16.09% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 15.92% 2008
77 Finland 15.8% 2008
78 Kazakhstan 15.7% 2004
79 Samoa 15.5% 2001
80 Tonga 15.1% 2003
81 Peru 14.9% 2007
82 Costa Rica 14.8% 2007
83 Russia 14.7% 2007
84 Lithuania 14.5% 2008
85 Ukraine 14.4% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13.99% 2007
86 Moldova 13.9% 2007
87 Bangladesh 13.6% 2005
88 Sao Tome and Principe 13.5% 1991
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.44% 1999
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.29% 2007
89 Latvia 13.1% 2008
90 United Arab Emirates 12.9% 2005
91 United Kingdom 12.7% 2008
92 Cambodia 12% 1998
=93 American Samoa 11.8% 1990
=93 Bolivia 11.8% 2002
=95 Malaysia 11.5% 2007
=95 Estonia 11.5% 2008
97 Bulgaria 11.3% 2008
=98 Slovenia 11.2% 2008
=98 Honduras 11.2% 2005
100 Singapore 11.1% 2007
101 Cayman Islands 10.9% 2007
102 India 10.8% 2004
103 Azerbaijan 10.4% 2007
104 El Salvador 10.2% 2006
=105 Tanzania 10.1% 2006
=105 Malta 10.1% 2008
107 Canada 10% 2007
=108 Czech Republic 9.9% 2008
=108 Germany 9.9% 2008
110 New Zealand 9.8% 2007
=111 Ireland 9.7% 2008
=111 Nicaragua 9.7% 2006
113 Malawi 9.6% 1983
=114 Cyprus 9.4% 2008
=114 United States 9.4% 2007
116 Australia 9.3% 2007
117 Pakistan 8.9% 2007
118 Denmark 8.4% 2008
119 Austria 8.2% 2008
120 Netherlands 8.1% 2008
121 Bermuda 7.6% 2000
122 Mexico 7.5% 2007
=123 Monaco 7.4% 2000
=123 Switzerland 7.4% 2008
=125 Bhutan 7.2% 2005
=125 Iceland 7.2% 2008
127 Japan 7.1% 2007
128 Norway 6.6% 2008
129 Guatemala 6% 1989
130 Vietnam 4.9% 2004
=131 Thailand 4.3% 2007
=131 Northern Mariana Islands 4.3% 2003
133 Laos 3.9% 1995
134 Liberia 3.7% 2007
135 Sierra Leone 3.5% 2004
=136 Kiribati 3.4% 1983
=136 Kuwait 3.4% 1983
138 Madagascar 2.8% 2005
139 Nepal 2.2% 1999
140 Niger 1.7% 2001
141 Uganda 1.2% 1991
142 Benin 0.6% 2002
143 Rwanda 0.5% 1996
144 Burundi 0.4% 1990
145 Burkina Faso 0.0 1985

Citation

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

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