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Labor > 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 Qatar 74.7% 1997
2 South Africa 64.8% 2003
3 Lesotho 58.5% 1997
4 Suriname 58.2% 1999
5 Namibia 49.3% 2001
6 Saint Lucia 49.2% 2003
7 Swaziland 48.3% 1997
=8 Dominica 46.3% 1997
=8 Algeria 46.3% 2004
10 Botswana 46.1% 2001
11 Jordan 43.2% 2003
12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 43% 1991
13 Egypt 40% 2002
14 Grenada 39.4% 1998
15 Poland 39.2% 2005
16 Syria 38.9% 2002
17 New Caledonia 38.8% 1996
18 Sri Lanka 37.1% 2005
19 Jamaica 36.3% 2004
20 Croatia 35.5% 2005
21 Uruguay 34.9% 2005
=22 Venezuela 34.8% 2003
=22 Greece 34.8% 2005
24 Belize 34.7% 1999
=25 Dominican Republic 34.3% 2000
=25 Mauritius 34.3% 2005
27 Iran 32.1% 2005
28 Colombia 31.7% 2004
29 Georgia 30.6% 2005
30 Netherlands Antilles 30% 2000
31 Panama 29.6% 2005
32 Tunisia 29.3% 2005
33 Slovakia 28.8% 2005
34 Barbados 28.7% 2003
35 Argentina 28% 2005
36 Italy 27.4% 2005
37 Albania 27.1% 2001
38 Trinidad and Tobago 26.4% 2002
39 Russia 25.9% 1999
40 Aruba 24.5% 1997
41 Guyana 24.4% 2001
42 France 24.2% 2004
43 The Bahamas 24.1% 2005
44 Spain 23.5% 2005
45 Luxembourg 23.4% 2004
46 Brazil 23.3% 2004
47 Costa Rica 21.5% 2005
48 Zimbabwe 21.4% 2002
49 Kyrgyzstan 21.2% 2002
=50 Bulgaria 21.1% 2005
=50 Haiti 21.1% 1999
=50 Zambia 21.1% 1990
53 Chile 21% 2005
54 Puerto Rico 20.9% 2005
=55 Mongolia 20.7% 2002
=55 Peru 20.7% 2005
57 Ecuador 20.6% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 20.51% 1998
58 Indonesia 20.5% 1999
Eurozone average (profile) 20.19% 2004
59 Belgium 19.5% 2004
60 Ghana 19.4% 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 19.39% 2005
=61 Turkey 19.3% 2005
=61 Finland 19.3% 2005
=63 Portugal 19.1% 2005
=63 Hungary 19.1% 2005
=65 Philippines 18.9% 2005
=65 Czech Republic 18.9% 2005
European Union average (profile) 18.71% 2005
67 Israel 18.6% 2005
68 Romania 18.4% 2005
69 Moldova 18.3% 2005
70 Malta 17.5% 2004
71 Paraguay 17.3% 2001
72 Ukraine 16.9% 2003
73 Morocco 15.9% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.86% 2005
74 Nicaragua 15.8% 2003
75 Kazakhstan 15.7% 2004
76 Lithuania 15.3% 2005
77 Estonia 15.1% 2005
78 Pakistan 14.9% 2004
79 Cyprus 14.6% 2005
80 Latvia 14.2% 2005
81 Germany 14% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.25% 2005
82 Sweden 13% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 12.33% 2003
83 Slovenia 12.2% 2005
84 Cambodia 12% 1998
85 Norway 11.6% 2005
=86 Ethiopia 11.2% 2005
=86 Honduras 11.2% 2005
88 India 10.8% 2004
89 Canada 10.6% 2005
90 United States 10.1% 2005
=91 Australia 10% 2005
=91 United Kingdom 10% 2005
93 Bolivia 9.9% 1996
=94 New Zealand 9.8% 2005
=94 Austria 9.8% 2005
96 Netherlands 9.7% 2005
97 Cayman Islands 9.5% 1997
98 El Salvador 9.4% 2004
99 Switzerland 9.3% 2005
100 South Korea 9% 2005
101 Denmark 8.8% 2005
102 Malaysia 8.3% 2000
103 Hong Kong 8% 2005
=104 Mexico 7.4% 2005
=104 Japan 7.4% 2005
106 Ireland 7.3% 2005
107 Iceland 6.8% 2004
108 Singapore 6.3% 2005
=109 Bangladesh 5.8% 2003
=109 Macau 5.8% 2005
111 United Arab Emirates 5.7% 1995
112 Papua New Guinea 5.3% 2000
113 Maldives 5.1% 2000
114 Vietnam 4.9% 2004
115 Thailand 4.6% 2005
116 Laos 3.9% 1995
117 China 1.1% 1994
118 Rwanda 0.5% 1996
119 Malawi 0.3% 1987

Citation

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

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