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Labor > 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 South Africa 55.8% 2003
2 Algeria 42.8% 2004
3 Swaziland 41.7% 1997
4 Albania 41.6% 2001
5 Namibia 40.4% 2001
6 Lesotho 37.9% 1997
7 Poland 36.6% 2005
8 Dominica 36.3% 1997
9 Botswana 33.9% 2001
10 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 32.8% 1991
11 Saint Lucia 31.8% 2003
12 Tunisia 31.4% 2005
=13 Slovakia 30.4% 2005
=13 Croatia 30.4% 2005
15 New Caledonia 29.7% 1996
16 Zimbabwe 28.2% 2002
17 Jordan 28% 2003
18 Georgia 26.8% 2005
=19 Grenada 25.4% 1998
=19 Uruguay 25.4% 2005
21 Netherlands Antilles 24.9% 2000
22 Puerto Rico 24.8% 2005
23 Barbados 24.1% 2003
=24 Suriname 23.9% 1999
=24 Russia 23.9% 1999
26 Venezuela 23.7% 2003
27 Bulgaria 23.3% 2005
28 Jamaica 22% 2004
=29 France 21.6% 2004
=29 Argentina 21.6% 2005
=31 Syria 21.4% 2002
=31 Egypt 21.4% 2002
33 Peru 21% 2005
=34 Italy 20.7% 2005
=34 Zambia 20.7% 1990
=36 Mauritius 20.5% 2005
=36 Romania 20.5% 2005
38 Iran 20.3% 2005
39 Colombia 20.2% 2004
40 Sri Lanka 20.1% 2005
41 Hungary 19.7% 2005
42 Mongolia 19.5% 2002
=43 Turkey 19.3% 2005
=43 Czech Republic 19.3% 2005
=43 Kyrgyzstan 19.3% 2002
46 Moldova 19.1% 2005
47 Panama 18.5% 2005
48 Finland 18.3% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 18.06% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 17.99% 1998
49 Indonesia 17.9% 1999
=50 Greece 17.5% 2005
=50 Guyana 17.5% 2001
European Union average (profile) 17.44% 2005
=52 Morocco 17.4% 2003
=52 Trinidad and Tobago 17.4% 2002
54 Israel 17% 2005
55 The Bahamas 16.9% 2005
56 Aruba 16.8% 1997
Eurozone average (profile) 16.72% 2004
57 Spain 16.7% 2005
58 Estonia 16.4% 2005
=59 Dominican Republic 16.2% 2000
=59 Ukraine 16.2% 2003
61 Germany 16.1% 2005
62 Lithuania 15.9% 2005
=63 Belgium 15.8% 2004
=63 Malta 15.8% 2004
65 Sweden 15.7% 2005
66 Belize 15.4% 1999
67 Chile 15.2% 2005
68 Haiti 15.1% 1999
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.02% 2005
69 Philippines 14.9% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 14.45% 2005
=70 Canada 14.2% 2005
=70 Brazil 14.2% 2004
72 Hong Kong 13.8% 2005
73 Portugal 13.7% 2005
74 Cyprus 13.6% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.57% 2003
75 Luxembourg 13.5% 2004
76 United Kingdom 13.4% 2005
77 Kazakhstan 13.1% 2004
=78 El Salvador 12.7% 2004
=78 Ghana 12.7% 2000
80 Norway 12.6% 2005
=81 Cambodia 12.4% 1998
=81 United States 12.4% 2005
83 South Korea 12.3% 2005
84 Ecuador 12.2% 2005
85 Latvia 11.9% 2005
86 Paraguay 11.7% 2001
87 Costa Rica 11.3% 2005
=88 Australia 11% 2005
=88 Pakistan 11% 2004
=90 Macau 10.8% 2005
=90 Nicaragua 10.8% 2003
=92 Slovenia 10.7% 2005
=92 Austria 10.7% 2005
94 Qatar 10.6% 1997
95 India 10.4% 2004
96 Japan 9.9% 2005
97 Netherlands 9.5% 2005
98 Iceland 9.4% 2004
=99 Ireland 9.1% 2005
=99 New Zealand 9.1% 2005
=101 Denmark 8.5% 2005
=101 Switzerland 8.5% 2005
103 Malaysia 8.3% 2000
104 Bolivia 7.4% 1996
105 Bangladesh 7% 2003
=106 United Arab Emirates 6.4% 1995
=106 Laos 6.4% 1995
108 Mexico 6.1% 2005
109 Cayman Islands 5.9% 1991
110 Honduras 5.2% 2005
111 Thailand 4.9% 2005
112 Vietnam 4.4% 2004
=113 Ethiopia 4.1% 2005
=113 Burkina Faso 4.1% 1985
=113 Singapore 4.1% 2005
116 Maldives 4% 2000
117 Malawi 1.6% 1987
118 Rwanda 1% 1996
119 China 0.8% 1994

Citation

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

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