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Labor > Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth male > % of male 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 55.4% 2007
2 Solomon Islands 45.8% 1999
3 South Africa 43% 2007
4 Algeria 42.8% 2004
5 Armenia 41.9% 2001
=6 Swaziland 41.7% 1997
=6 Gabon 41.7% 1993
=8 Serbia and Montenegro 40.7% 2007
=8 Cape Verde 40.7% 1990
10 Saint Lucia 37.1% 2004
11 Namibia 36.7% 2004
12 Botswana 33.9% 2001
13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 31.9% 1991
14 Tunisia 31.4% 2005
15 French Polynesia 29.3% 2002
16 Zimbabwe 28.2% 2002
17 Georgia 28.1% 2007
18 Dominica 26.2% 2001
19 Lesotho 25.8% 1999
20 Grenada 25.4% 1998
21 Puerto Rico 24.3% 2007
22 Barbados 24.1% 2003
23 Suriname 23.9% 1999
24 Indonesia 23.8% 2007
25 Spain 23.7% 2008
26 Zambia 23.1% 2000
27 Netherlands Antilles 22.6% 2007
28 Jamaica 22% 2004
29 Dominican Republic 21.2% 2007
30 Guyana 20.6% 2002
31 Uruguay 20.2% 2007
32 Mauritius 20% 2007
33 Sweden 19.7% 2008
=34 Ethiopia 19.5% 2006
=34 Mongolia 19.5% 2003
36 Hungary 19.1% 2008
37 Italy 18.9% 2008
38 Romania 18.8% 2008
=39 Slovakia 18.5% 2008
=39 Croatia 18.5% 2008
41 Antigua and Barbuda 18.4% 2001
=42 France 18.2% 2008
=42 Morocco 18.2% 2007
=42 Azerbaijan 18.2% 2007
45 Turkey 18.1% 2008
46 Seychelles 18% 1994
47 Belgium 17.4% 2008
=48 Bahrain 17.2% 2001
=48 Finland 17.2% 2008
50 Sri Lanka 17.1% 2007
=51 United Kingdom 17% 2008
=51 Greece 17% 2008
53 Chile 16.92% 2008
=54 Aruba 16.7% 1997
=54 The Bahamas 16.7% 2007
=56 Ghana 16.4% 2000
=56 Guam 16.4% 1986
58 Colombia 16.3% 2007
59 Argentina 16% 2008
60 European Union 15.98% 2008
61 Syria 15.6% 2003
62 Maldives 15.5% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 15.35% 2007
=63 Ireland 15.2% 2008
=63 Ukraine 15.2% 2005
=63 Poland 15.2% 2008
=66 Israel 15.1% 2007
=66 Haiti 15.1% 1999
68 Moldova 14.9% 2007
European Union average (profile) 14.54% 2008
69 Russia 14.4% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 14.4% 2008
70 Bermuda 14.3% 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 14.22% 2008
71 Brazil 14.2% 2004
=72 Philippines 13.9% 2007
=72 Malta 13.9% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.83% 2007
74 Belize 13.8% 2005
75 Bulgaria 13.7% 2008
=76 El Salvador 13.6% 2006
=76 Peru 13.6% 2007
=76 Kyrgyzstan 13.6% 2006
79 Portugal 13.3% 2008
80 Latvia 13.2% 2008
=81 Luxembourg 13.1% 2008
=81 Kazakhstan 13.1% 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.09% 1999
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13% 2007
83 Trinidad and Tobago 12.9% 2005
84 Panama 12.8% 2007
85 Venezuela 12.7% 2007
86 Lithuania 12.6% 2008
87 Estonia 12.4% 2008
=88 Canada 12.3% 2007
=88 Cambodia 12.3% 1998
90 Ecuador 12.1% 2006
91 American Samoa 12% 1990
92 United States 11.6% 2007
93 Nigeria 11.5% 1986
94 Fiji 11.3% 1996
95 Northern Mariana Islands 11.2% 2003
96 Germany 11% 2008
97 Cayman Islands 10.9% 2007
98 Samoa 10.6% 2001
99 Malaysia 10.5% 2007
100 India 10.4% 2004
=101 Slovenia 9.9% 2008
=101 Tonga 9.9% 2003
103 Czech Republic 9.8% 2008
104 New Zealand 9.6% 2007
105 Australia 9.4% 2007
106 Iceland 8.8% 2008
=107 Paraguay 8.6% 2007
=107 Cyprus 8.6% 2008
109 Malawi 8.5% 1983
110 Norway 8.4% 2008
111 Japan 8.3% 2007
112 Costa Rica 8.2% 2007
113 Nicaragua 8.1% 2006
114 Bangladesh 8% 2005
115 Austria 7.9% 2008
116 Qatar 7.7% 2004
117 Tanzania 7.4% 2006
=118 Sierra Leone 7.3% 2004
=118 Bolivia 7.3% 2002
120 Pakistan 7.1% 2007
=121 Denmark 6.9% 2008
=121 Singapore 6.9% 2007
123 Switzerland 6.7% 2008
124 Monaco 6.6% 2000
=125 Netherlands 6.5% 2008
=125 United Arab Emirates 6.5% 2005
127 Laos 6.4% 1995
128 Mexico 6.2% 2007
129 Sao Tome and Principe 5.8% 1991
130 Liberia 5.7% 2007
131 Bhutan 5.5% 2005
=132 Kiribati 5.3% 1983
=132 Kuwait 5.3% 1983
134 Honduras 5.2% 2005
135 Thailand 4.6% 2007
136 Vietnam 4.4% 2004
137 Burkina Faso 4.1% 1985
=138 Nepal 4% 1999
=138 Niger 4% 2001
140 Guatemala 3% 1989
141 Uganda 2.7% 1991
142 Madagascar 1.7% 2005
143 Benin 1.1% 2002
=144 Rwanda 1% 1996
=144 Burundi 1% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth male > % of male 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-male/%-of-male-labor-force-ages-15--24

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