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Field Listing :: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
This entry gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.

Country Comparison Ranking

By Country Listing of the values for the Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 field
Country Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
Afghanistan
total: 17.6%
male: 16.3%
female: 21.4% (2017)
Albania
total: 31.9%
male: 34.2%
female: 27.7% (2017 est.)
Algeria
total: 25.7%
male: 22.1%
female: 44.9% (2016 est.)
Angola
total: 39.4%
male: 39%
female: 39.8% (2014 est.)
Argentina
total: 22.6%
male: 19.9%
female: 26.9% (2017 est.)
Armenia
total: 36.3%
male: 29.5%
female: 45.7% (2016 est.)
Aruba
total: 28.9%
male: 29.9%
female: 27.5% (2010 est.)
Australia
total: 12.6%
male: 13.6%
female: 11.5% (2017 est.)
Austria
total: 9.8%
male: 10.8%
female: 8.7% (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan
total: 13.4%
male: 11.4%
female: 15.8% (2015 est.)
Bahamas, The
total: 25.8%
male: 20.8%
female: 31.6% (2016 est.)
Bahrain
total: 5.3%
male: 2.6%
female: 12.2% (2012 est.)
Bangladesh
total: 12.8%
male: 10.8%
female: 16.8% (2017 est.)
Barbados
total: 29.6%
male: 27.9%
female: 31.5% (2016 est.)
Belarus
total: 9.3%
male: 11.2%
female: 7.2% (2017 est.)
Belgium
total: 19.3%
male: 20.2%
female: 18% (2017 est.)
Belize
total: 15.3%
male: 9.5%
female: 24.8% (2017 est.)
Benin
total: 5.6%
male: 5.2%
female: 5.9% (2011 est.)
Bermuda
total: 29.3%
male: 29.7%
female: 29% (2014 est.)
Bhutan
total: 10.7%
male: 8.2%
female: 12.7% (2015 est.)
Bolivia
total: 6.9%
male: 5.8%
female: 8.6% (2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
total: 45.8%
male: 43.1%
female: 51.4% (2017 est.)
Botswana
total: 36%
male: 29.6%
female: 43.5% (2010 est.)
Brazil
total: 28.5%
male: 25.3%
female: 32.8% (2018 est.)
Brunei
total: 28.9%
male: 28.4%
female: 29.5% (2017 est.)
Bulgaria
total: 12.9%
male: 13.3%
female: 12.4% (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso
total: 8.7%
male: 5.3%
female: 12.6%
Burma
total: 4%
male: 3.3%
female: 4.8% (2017 est.)
Burundi
total: 2.9%
male: 4.4%
female: 2% (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde
total: 32.5%
male: 29.5%
female: 36.4% (2017)
Cambodia
total: 1.1%
male: 1%
female: 1.2% (2016 est.)
Cameroon
total: 6.3%
male: 5.8%
female: 6.8% (2014 est.)
Canada
total: 11.1%
male: 12.5%
female: 9.6% (2018 est.)
Cayman Islands
total: 13.8%
male: 16.4%
female: 11.4% (2015 est.)
Chile
total: 18.1%
male: 16.7%
female: 20.2% (2018 est.)
Colombia
total: 18.7%
male: 14.7%
female: 24.1% (2018 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
total: 8.7%
male: 11.3%
female: 6.8% (2012 est.)
Costa Rica
total: 20.6%
male: 17.6%
female: 25.9% (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire
total: 3.9%
male: 2.8%
female: 5.1% (2016 est.)
Croatia
total: 27.4%
male: 27.1%
female: 27.7% (2017 est.)
Cuba
total: 6.1%
male: 6.4%
female: 5.6% (2010 est.)
Curacao
total: 29.7%
male: NA
female: NA (2015 est.)
Cyprus
total: 24.7%
male: 27%
female: 22.9% (2017 est.)
Czechia
total: 7.9%
male: 7.4%
female: 8.7% (2017 est.)
Denmark
total: 11%
male: 11.4%
female: 10.7% (2017 est.)
Dominican Republic
total: 13.5%
male: 9.9%
female: 19.7% (2017 est.)
Ecuador
total: 7.9%
male: 6.4%
female: 10.6% (2018 est.)
Egypt
total: 29.6%
male: 25.7%
female: 38.3% (2017 est.)
El Salvador
total: 10.1%
male: 8.8%
female: 12.2% (2017)
Estonia
total: 12.1%
male: 13.9%
female: 10% (2017 est.)
Eswatini
total: 47.1%
male: 44.2%
female: 50.1% (2016)
Ethiopia
total: 25.2%
male: 17.1%
female: 30.9% (2016 est.)
European Union
total: 18.9%
male: 19.1%
female: 18.6% (2017 est.)
Fiji
total: 15.4%
male: 11.9%
female: 22.4% (2016 est.)
Finland
total: 20.1%
male: 20.9%
female: 19.3% (2017 est.)
France
total: 22.3%
male: 23.1%
female: 21.3% (2017 est.)
French Polynesia
total: 56.7%
male: 54.5%
female: 59.7% (2012 est.)
Gabon
total: 35.7%
male: 30.5%
female: 41.9% (2010 est.)
Gambia, The
total: 13.1%
male: 9.1%
female: 17.2% (2012 est.)
Gaza Strip
total: 46.9%
male: 40.5%
female: 75.3% (2018 est.)

note: includes the West Bank

Georgia
total: 30.5%
male: 26.3%
female: 32.7% (2017 est.)
Germany
total: 6.8%
male: 7.6%
female: 5.8% (2017 est.)
Ghana
total: 15.2%
male: 15.8%
female: 14.6% (2015 est.)
Greece
total: 43.6%
male: 39.3%
female: 48.2% (2017 est.)
Guam
total: 29.4%
male: 29.7%
female: 28.9% (2011 est.)
Guatemala
total: 5%
male: 3.7%
female: 8% (2017 est.)
Guinea
total: 1%
male: 1.5%
female: 0.6% (2012 est.)
Guyana
total: 21.6%
male: 17.3%
female: 28% (2017 est.)
Honduras
total: 7.9%
male: 5.6%
female: 12.1% (2017 est.)
Hong Kong
total: 8.7%
male: 9.3%
female: 8.2% (2017 est.)
Hungary
total: 10.7%
male: 9.7%
female: 12.1% (2017 est.)
Iceland
total: 7.9%
male: 8.6%
female: 7.1% (2017 est.)
India
total: 10.1%
male: 9.5%
female: 12% (2012 est.)
Indonesia
total: 15.6%
male: 15.6%
female: 15.6% (2017 est.)
Iran
total: 28.4%
male: 24.2%
female: 43.7% (2017 est.)
Iraq
total: 25.6%
male: 22%
female: 63.3% (2017)
Ireland
total: 14.4%
male: 16%
female: 12.6% (2017 est.)
Isle of Man
total: 10.1%
male: 11.8%
female: 8.2% (2011 est.)
Israel
total: 7.3%
male: 6.7%
female: 7.8% (2017 est.)
Italy
total: 34.7%
male: 33%
female: 37.3% (2017 est.)
Jamaica
total: 24.1%
male: 20.1%
female: 29.2% (2018 est.)
Japan
total: 3.6%
male: 4.1%
female: 3.1% (2018 est.)
Jordan
total: 35.6%
male: 31.5%
female: 57% (2016 est.)
Kazakhstan
total: 3.9%
male: 3.6%
female: 4.3% (2013 est.)
Kiribati
total: 17.1%
male: 22.2%
female: 7.4% (2015 est.)
Korea, South
total: 10.4%
male: 11.3%
female: 9.7% (2017 est.)
Kosovo
total: 52.4%
male: 47.3%
female: 65.4% (2016 est.)
Kuwait
total: 15.4%
male: 9.4% N/A
female: 30% N/A (2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan
total: 14.8%
male: 11.7%
female: 21% (2017 est.)
Laos
total: 18.2%
male: 20.8%
female: 15.5% (2017 est.)
Latvia
total: 17%
male: 18.3%
female: 15.4% (2017 est.)
Lesotho
total: 34.4%
male: NA
female: NA (2013 est.)
Liberia
total: 2.3%
male: 2.4%
female: 2.2% (2016 est.)
Libya
total: 48.7%
male: 40.8%
female: 67.8% (2012 est.)
Lithuania
total: 13.3%
male: 14.6%
female: 11.7% (2017 est.)
Luxembourg
total: 15.4%
male: 17.2%
female: 13.2% (2017 est.)
Macau
total: 5.3%
male: 6.7%
female: 3.9% (2017 est.)
Madagascar
total: 1%
male: 1%
female: 1% (2012 est.)
Malawi
total: 8.5%
male: 6.7%
female: 10.6% (2017 est.)
Malaysia
total: 10.5%
male: 9.8%
female: 11.4% (2016 est.)
Maldives
total: 15.9%
male: 19.1%
female: 12.1% (2016 est.)
Mali
total: 2.3%
male: 2.5%
female: 2.2% (2016 est.)
Malta
total: 11.3%
male: 12.2%
female: 10.2% (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands
total: 11%
male: 12.2%
female: 8.7% (2010 est.)
Mauritania
total: 15.2%
male: 14.1%
female: 17% (2012 est.)
Mauritius
total: 24%
male: 18.6%
female: 31% (2017 est.)
Mexico
total: 6.9%
male: 6.5%
female: 7.6% (2018 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of
total: 18.9%
male: 10.4%
female: 29.9% (2014)
Moldova
total: 7.4%
male: 7.5%
female: 7.2% (2018 est.)
Monaco
total: 26.6%
male: 25.7%
female: 27.9% (2016 est.)
Mongolia
total: 17.9%
male: 15%
female: 22.6% (2017 est.)
Montenegro
total: 31.7%
male: 30.7%
female: 33.1% (2017 est.)
Morocco
total: 22.2%
male: 20%
female: 22.8% (2016 est.)
Mozambique
total: 7.4%
male: 7.7%
female: 7.1% (2015 est.)
Namibia
total: 44.9%
male: 37.7%
female: 52.5% (2016 est.)
Nauru
total: 26.6%
male: 20.9%
female: 37.5% (2013)
Nepal
Netherlands
total: 8.9%
male: 9%
female: 8.8% (2017 est.)
New Caledonia
total: 38.4%
male: 37.1%
female: 40% (2014 est.)
New Zealand
total: 12.7%
male: 12.4%
female: 13% (2017 est.)
Nicaragua
total: 8.5%
male: 6.4%
female: 12.9% (2014 est.)
Niger
total: 0.7%
male: 0.9%
female: 0.4% (2014 est.)
Nigeria
total: 12.4%
male: NA
female: NA (2016 est.)
North Macedonia
total: 46.7%
male: 45.7%
female: 48.6% (2017 est.)
Norway
total: 10.4%
male: 11.7%
female: 9% (2017 est.)
Oman
total: 13.7%
male: 10.3%
female: 33.9% (2016)
Pakistan
total: 7.8% ILO data cited at World Bank, accessed 7/25/18
male: 8.2%
female: 6.8% (2018 est.)
Panama
total: 10.8%
male: 8.3%
female: 14.9% (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea
total: 3.6%
male: 4.3%
female: 3% (2010 est.)
Paraguay
total: 14.5%
male: 11.8%
female: 18.7% (2018 est.)
Peru
total: 14.7%
male: 14.3%
female: 15% (2018 est.)
Philippines
total: 8.9%
male: 14.8%
female: 14.6% (2017 est.)
Poland
total: 14.8%
male: 14.6%
female: 15.1% (2017 est.)
Portugal
total: 23.9%
male: 22.4%
female: 25.5% (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico
total: 26.6%
male: 28.9%
female: 23.1% (2012 est.)
Qatar
total: 0.5%
male: 0.2%
female: 2% (2017 est.)
Romania
total: 18.3%
male: 18.1%
female: 18.6% (2017 est.)
Russia
total: 16.3%
male: 15.7%
female: 17% (2017 est.)
Rwanda
total: 22.6%
male: 20.6%
female: 24.8% (2017 est.)
Saint Lucia
total: 46.2%
male: 42.6%
female: 51% (2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
total: 31.9%
male: 24.6%
female: 43.4% (2017 est.)
San Marino
total: 27.4%
male: 21.4%
female: 36% (2016 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe
total: 20.8%
male: NA
female: NA (2012 est.)
Saudi Arabia
total: 24.2%
male: 17.4%
female: 46.3% (2016 est.)
Senegal
total: 8.1%
male: 7.4%
female: 8.9% (2015 est.)
Serbia
total: 29.7%
male: 28.3%
female: 32% (2018 est.)
Seychelles
total: 10.9%
male: 10.5%
female: 11.4% (2017 est.)
Sierra Leone
total: 9.4%
male: 14.8%
female: 6.1% (2014 est.)
Singapore
total: 9.1%
male: 6.2%
female: 12.5% (2016 est.)
Slovakia
total: 18.9%
male: 18.1%
female: 20.2% (2017 est.)
Slovenia
total: 11.2%
male: 9.9%
female: 13% (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands
total: 1.3%
male: 1%
female: 1.6% (2013)
South Africa
total: 53.4%
male: 49.2%
female: 58.8% (2018 est.)
South Sudan
total: 38.6%
male: 39.5%
female: 37.4% (2017 est.)
Spain
total: 38.6%
male: 39.5%
female: 37.4% (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka
total: 21%
male: 16.8%
female: 28.4% (2016 est.)
Sudan
total: 20%
male: 16%
female: 32% (2009 est.)
Suriname
total: 13.4%
male: 9%
female: 21.9% (2015 est.)
Sweden
total: 17.9%
male: 18.8%
female: 17% (2017 est.)
Switzerland
total: 8.1%
male: 8.1%
female: 8% (2017 est.)
Syria
total: 35.8%
male: 26.6%
female: 71.1% (2011 est.)
Tajikistan
total: 16.7%
male: 19.2%
female: 13.7% (2009 est.)
Tanzania
total: 3.9%
male: 3.1%
female: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Thailand
total: 3.7%
male: 3%
female: 4.7% (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste
total: 13.2%
male: 10.9%
female: 15.9% (2016 est.)
Togo
total: 3.9%
male: 3.7%
female: 4.1% (2015 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago
total: 7.1%
male: 7.2%
female: 6.9% (2016 est.)
Tunisia
total: 34.7%
male: 33.4%
female: 37.7% (2013 est.)
Turkey
total: 20.5%
male: 17.7%
female: 25.6% (2017 est.)
Tuvalu
total: 20.6%
male: 9.8%
female: 45.9% (2016)
Uganda
total: 14.8%
male: 12.7%
female: 17.3% (2017 est.)
Ukraine
total: 23%
male: 24%
female: 21.5% (2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates
total: 7.7%
male: 6%
female: 13.5% (2017 est.)
United Kingdom
total: 12.1%
male: 13.5%
female: 10.6% (2017 est.)
United States
total: 8.6%
male: 9.5%
female: 7.7% (2018 est.)
Uruguay
total: 24.8%
male: 20.7%
female: 30.4% (2017 est.)
Vanuatu
total: 10.6%
male: 10.2%
female: 11.2% (2009 est.)
Venezuela
total: 14.6%
male: NA
female: NA (2015 est.)
Vietnam
total: 7.3%
male: 7.3%
female: 7.3% (2017 est.)
West Bank
total: 46.9%
male: 40.5%
female: 75.3% (2018 est.)

note: includes Gaza Strip

Yemen
total: 24.5%
male: 23.5%
female: 34.6% (2014 est.)
Zambia
total: 24%
male: 23.6%
female: 24.4% (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe
total: 16.5%
male: 11.6%
female: 21.2% (2014 est.)