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Labor > Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth total > % of total 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 Marshall Islands 63.4% 1999
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 58.6% 2007
3 Swaziland 55.2% 1997
4 Armenia 48.2% 2001
5 South Africa 46.9% 2007
6 Solomon Islands 45.9% 1999
7 Serbia and Montenegro 43.7% 2007
8 Namibia 41.7% 2004
9 Cape Verde 41.2% 1990
10 Gabon 41% 1993
11 Saint Lucia 40.8% 2004
12 Botswana 39.7% 2001
13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 36.7% 1991
14 Lesotho 33.5% 1999
15 French Polynesia 33.2% 2002
=16 Georgia 31.5% 2007
=16 Grenada 31.5% 1998
18 Tunisia 30.7% 2005
19 Dominican Republic 30.3% 2007
20 Jamaica 28.1% 2004
21 Barbados 26.2% 2003
22 Dominica 26% 2001
23 Indonesia 25.1% 2007
=24 Ethiopia 24.9% 2006
=24 Zimbabwe 24.9% 2002
=26 Mauritius 24.6% 2007
=26 Spain 24.6% 2008
=28 Algeria 24.3% 2006
=28 Uruguay 24.3% 2007
30 Netherlands Antilles 24.2% 2007
31 Guyana 24% 2002
32 Argentina 23.4% 2006
=33 Maldives 22.2% 2006
=33 Puerto Rico 22.2% 2007
35 Greece 22.1% 2008
36 Croatia 21.9% 2008
37 Suriname 21.5% 2004
38 Zambia 21.4% 2000
39 Italy 21.3% 2008
40 Sri Lanka 21.2% 2007
41 Colombia 21.1% 2007
42 Lebanon 20.9% 2004
43 Aruba 20.4% 1997
44 Seychelles 20.3% 2002
45 Sweden 20.2% 2008
46 Bahrain 20.1% 2001
47 Mongolia 20% 2003
=48 Hungary 19.9% 2008
=48 Antigua and Barbuda 19.9% 2001
=50 Belize 19.5% 2005
=50 Syria 19.5% 2003
52 Slovakia 19% 2008
53 The Bahamas 18.9% 2007
54 Chile 18.7% 2007
55 Romania 18.6% 2008
=56 Turkey 18.1% 2008
=56 France 18.1% 2008
=56 Brazil 18.1% 2004
59 Belgium 18% 2008
60 Haiti 17.9% 1999
61 Luxembourg 17.8% 2008
62 Morocco 17.6% 2007
63 Poland 17.3% 2008
64 Ghana 16.6% 2000
=65 Finland 16.5% 2008
=65 Portugal 16.5% 2008
=65 Panama 16.5% 2007
=65 Trinidad and Tobago 16.5% 2005
=65 Guam 16.5% 1986
70 European Union 16.33% 2008
71 Ecuador 16.3% 2006
72 Israel 16.1% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 16.01% 2007
73 Nigeria 15.4% 1986
NATO countries average (profile) 15.24% 2008
European Union average (profile) 15.2% 2008
74 United Kingdom 15% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 14.94% 2008
=75 Philippines 14.9% 2007
=75 Ukraine 14.9% 2005
77 Kyrgyzstan 14.6% 2006
=78 Moldova 14.5% 2007
=78 Russia 14.5% 2007
=80 Venezuela 14.3% 2007
=80 Peru 14.3% 2007
=80 Kazakhstan 14.3% 2004
83 Azerbaijan 14% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.51% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13.44% 2007
84 Lithuania 13.4% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.24% 1999
=85 Fiji 13.1% 1996
=85 Latvia 13.1% 2008
87 Bulgaria 12.7% 2008
88 Ireland 12.6% 2008
89 El Salvador 12.4% 2006
=90 Paraguay 12.2% 2007
=90 Cambodia 12.2% 1998
=90 Samoa 12.2% 2001
=90 Malta 12.2% 2008
94 Estonia 12% 2008
=95 American Samoa 11.9% 1990
=95 Tonga 11.9% 2003
=97 Canada 11.2% 2007
=97 Cayman Islands 11.2% 2007
99 Malaysia 10.9% 2007
=100 Qatar 10.8% 2004
=100 Bermuda 10.8% 2000
102 Costa Rica 10.7% 2007
=103 India 10.5% 2004
=103 United States 10.5% 2007
=103 Germany 10.5% 2008
106 Slovenia 10.4% 2008
107 Czech Republic 9.9% 2008
108 New Zealand 9.7% 2007
109 Australia 9.4% 2007
110 Bangladesh 9.3% 2005
111 Bolivia 9.2% 2002
112 Malawi 9.1% 1983
113 Cyprus 9% 2008
114 Singapore 8.9% 2007
115 Tanzania 8.8% 2006
116 Nicaragua 8.6% 2006
117 Iceland 8.3% 2008
118 Sao Tome and Principe 8.2% 1991
=119 United Arab Emirates 8% 2005
=119 Austria 8% 2008
121 Japan 7.7% 2007
122 Denmark 7.6% 2008
=123 Norway 7.5% 2008
=123 Pakistan 7.5% 2007
125 Netherlands 7.3% 2008
=126 Switzerland 7% 2008
=126 Honduras 7% 2005
128 Monaco 6.9% 2000
129 Mexico 6.7% 2007
130 Bhutan 6.3% 2005
131 Northern Mariana Islands 5.9% 2003
132 Papua New Guinea 5.3% 2000
133 Sierra Leone 5.2% 2004
134 Laos 5% 1995
=135 Liberia 4.7% 2007
=135 Kiribati 4.7% 1983
=135 Kuwait 4.7% 1983
138 Vietnam 4.6% 2004
139 Thailand 4.5% 2007
140 Guatemala 3.8% 1989
141 Niger 3.2% 2001
142 Nepal 3% 1999
143 Madagascar 2.3% 2005
144 Burkina Faso 2.1% 1985
145 Uganda 1.9% 1991
146 Benin 0.8% 2002
=147 Rwanda 0.7% 1996
=147 Burundi 0.7% 1990

Citation

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

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