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Labor > 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 South Africa 60.1% 2003
2 Swaziland 55.2% 1997
3 Lesotho 47.4% 1997
4 Namibia 44.8% 2001
5 Algeria 43.4% 2004
6 Dominica 40.6% 1997
7 Saint Lucia 40% 2003
8 Botswana 39.7% 2001
9 Poland 37.7% 2005
10 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 36.3% 1991
11 Albania 35.5% 2001
12 Suriname 34.1% 1999
13 New Caledonia 33.5% 1996
14 Croatia 32.5% 2005
15 Grenada 31.5% 1998
16 Tunisia 30.7% 2005
17 Jordan 30.3% 2003
18 Slovakia 29.7% 2005
19 Uruguay 29.5% 2005
20 Georgia 28.3% 2005
21 Jamaica 28.1% 2004
22 Venezuela 28% 2003
23 Netherlands Antilles 27.2% 2000
24 Egypt 27.1% 2002
25 Syria 26.3% 2002
=26 Barbados 26.2% 2003
=26 Sri Lanka 26.2% 2005
28 Mauritius 25.9% 2005
29 Greece 25.3% 2005
30 Colombia 25% 2004
31 Zimbabwe 24.9% 2002
32 Russia 24.7% 1999
33 Argentina 24.2% 2005
34 Italy 23.4% 2005
35 Puerto Rico 23.3% 2005
=36 Dominican Republic 23.1% 2000
=36 Iran 23.1% 2005
38 France 22.7% 2004
=39 Panama 22.5% 2005
=39 Belize 22.5% 1999
41 Bulgaria 22.3% 2005
42 Trinidad and Tobago 21.1% 2002
=43 Peru 20.9% 2005
=43 Zambia 20.9% 1990
45 Aruba 20.4% 1997
46 The Bahamas 20.2% 2005
47 Kyrgyzstan 20.1% 2002
=48 Mongolia 20% 2002
=48 Guyana 20% 2001
=50 Spain 19.7% 2005
=50 Romania 19.7% 2005
52 Hungary 19.4% 2005
53 Turkey 19.3% 2005
54 Czech Republic 19.1% 2005
55 Indonesia 19% 1999
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.94% 1998
=56 Finland 18.8% 2005
=56 Moldova 18.8% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 18.72% 2005
58 Luxembourg 18.3% 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 18.26% 2004
59 Brazil 18.1% 2004
European Union average (profile) 18.07% 2005
60 Haiti 17.9% 1999
61 Israel 17.8% 2005
62 Belgium 17.5% 2004
63 Chile 17.3% 2005
64 Morocco 17% 2003
=65 Ukraine 16.6% 2003
=65 Malta 16.6% 2004
67 Philippines 16.4% 2005
68 Portugal 16.1% 2005
69 Ghana 15.9% 2000
70 Estonia 15.8% 2005
71 Lithuania 15.7% 2005
72 Ecuador 15.5% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.4% 2005
73 Germany 15.2% 2005
74 Costa Rica 15% 2005
75 Qatar 14.6% 1997
76 Sweden 14.4% 2005
77 Kazakhstan 14.3% 2004
78 Cyprus 13.9% 2005
79 Paraguay 13.8% 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.8% 2005
80 Slovenia 13.4% 2005
81 Antigua and Barbuda 13.1% 1991
82 Latvia 13% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 12.96% 2003
83 Nicaragua 12.5% 2003
84 Canada 12.4% 2005
85 Cambodia 12.2% 1998
86 Norway 12.1% 2005
87 United Kingdom 11.8% 2005
88 Pakistan 11.7% 2004
89 El Salvador 11.5% 2004
90 United States 11.3% 2005
91 Hong Kong 10.9% 2005
=92 Australia 10.5% 2005
=92 India 10.5% 2004
94 Austria 10.3% 2005
95 South Korea 10.2% 2005
96 Netherlands 9.6% 2005
97 Cayman Islands 9.5% 1997
98 New Zealand 9.4% 2005
99 Switzerland 8.9% 2005
100 Japan 8.7% 2005
=101 Denmark 8.6% 2005
=101 Bolivia 8.6% 1996
=103 Malaysia 8.3% 2000
=103 Ireland 8.3% 2005
105 Macau 8.2% 2005
106 Iceland 8.1% 2004
107 Ethiopia 7.7% 2005
108 Honduras 7% 2005
=109 Bangladesh 6.6% 2003
=109 Mexico 6.6% 2005
111 United Arab Emirates 6.3% 1995
112 Papua New Guinea 5.3% 2000
113 Singapore 5.2% 2005
114 Laos 5% 1995
115 Thailand 4.8% 2005
116 Vietnam 4.6% 2004
117 Maldives 4.4% 2000
118 Burkina Faso 2.1% 1985
119 China 1% 1994
120 Malawi 0.8% 1987
121 Rwanda 0.7% 1996

Citation

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

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