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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
Albania
total: 39.8% (2015 est.)
male: 39.3% (2015 est.)
female: 40.8% (2015 est.)
Algeria
total: 25.2% (2014 est.)
male: 22.1% (2014 est.)
female: 41.5% (2014 est.)
Angola
total: 16.7% (2011 est.)
male: 16.8% (2011 est.)
female: 16.6% (2011 est.)
Argentina
total: 18.3% (2014 est.)
male: 15.6% (2014 est.)
female: 22.8% (2014 est.)
Armenia
total: 36.3% (2016 est.)
male: 29.5% (2016 est.)
female: 45.7% (2016 est.)
Aruba
total: 28.9% (2010 est.)
male: 29.9% (2010 est.)
female: 27.5% (2010 est.)
Australia
total: 12.6% (2017 est.)
male: 13.7% (2017 est.)
female: 11.5% (2017 est.)
Austria
total: 11.3% (2016 est.)
male: 12.1% (2016 est.)
female: 10.2% (2016 est.)
Azerbaijan
total: 13.4% (2015 est.)
male: 11.4% (2015 est.)
female: 15.8% (2015 est.)
Bahamas, The
total: 30.8% (2012 est.)
male: 29.6% (2012 est.)
female: 32.2% (2012 est.)
Bahrain
total: 5.3% (2012 est.)
male: 2.6% (2012 est.)
female: 12.2% (2012 est.)
Bangladesh
total: 11.4% (2016 est.)
male: 10.1% (2016 est.)
female: 14.1% (2016 est.)
Barbados
total: 29.6% (2016 est.)
male: 27.9% (2016 est.)
female: 31.5% (2016 est.)
Belarus
total: 10.7% (2016 est.)
male: 12.6% (2016 est.)
female: 8.5% (2016 est.)
Belgium
total: 20.1% (2016 est.)
male: 21.8% (2016 est.)
female: 18.2% (2016 est.)
Belize
total: 17.7% (2016 est.)
male: 11% (2016 est.)
female: 28.4% (2016 est.)
Benin
total: 5.6% (2011 est.)
male: 5.2% (2011 est.)
female: 5.9% (2011 est.)
Bermuda
total: 29.3% (2014 est.)
male: 29.7% (2014 est.)
female: 29% (2014 est.)
Bhutan
total: 10.7% (2015 est.)
male: 8.2% (2015 est.)
female: 12.7% (2015 est.)
Bolivia
total: 6.9% (2015 est.)
male: 5.8% (2015 est.)
female: 8.6% (2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
total: 62.3% (2015 est.)
male: 43.5% (2015 est.)
female: 62.3% (2015 est.)
Botswana
total: 36% (2010 est.)
male: 29.6% (2010 est.)
female: 43.5% (2010 est.)
Brazil
total: 30.2% (2017 est.)
male: 26.5% (2017 est.)
female: 35% (2017 est.)
Brunei
total: 25.4% (2014 est.)
male: 23.5% (2014 est.)
female: 28.1% (2014 est.)
Bulgaria
total: 17.2% (2016 est.)
male: 17.4% (2016 est.)
female: 16.9% (2016 est.)
Burkina Faso
total: 8.7%
male: 5.3%
female: 12.6%
Burma
total: 1.6% (2015 est.)
male: 1.4% (2015 est.)
female: 1.8% (2015 est.)
Burundi
total: 2.9% (2014 est.)
male: 4.4% (2014 est.)
female: 2% (2014 est.)
Cambodia
total: 1.6% (2012 est.)
male: 1.8% (2012 est.)
female: 1.4% (2012 est.)
Cameroon
total: 10.6% (2014 est.)
male: 9% (2014 est.)
female: 12.7% (2014 est.)
Canada
total: 11.6% (2017 est.)
male: 13.3% (2017 est.)
female: 9.9% (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands
total: 13.8% (2015 est.)
male: 16.4% (2015 est.)
female: 11.4% (2015 est.)
Chile
total: 17.2% (2017 est.)
male: 16.1% (2017 est.)
female: 18.8% (2017 est.)
Colombia
total: 17.5% (2016 est.)
male: 13.7% (2016 est.)
female: 22.7% (2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
total: 8.7% (2012 est.)
male: 11.3% (2012 est.)
female: 6.8% (2012 est.)
Costa Rica
total: 20.6% (2017 est.)
male: 17.6% (2017 est.)
female: 25.9% (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire
total: 3.9% (2016 est.)
male: 2.8% (2016 est.)
female: 5.1% (2016 est.)
Croatia
total: 31.3% (2016 est.)
male: 31.2% (2016 est.)
female: 31.3% (2016 est.)
Cuba
total: 6.1% (2010 est.)
male: 6.4% (2010 est.)
female: 5.6% (2010 est.)
Curacao
total: 29.7% (2015 est.)
male: NA (2015 est.)
female: NA (2015 est.)
Cyprus
total: 29.1% (2016 est.)
male: 25.8% (2016 est.)
female: 31.8% (2016 est.)
Czechia
total: 10.5% (2016 est.)
male: 9.9% (2016 est.)
female: 11.4% (2016 est.)
Denmark
total: 12% (2016 est.)
male: 13.1% (2016 est.)
female: 10.9% (2016 est.)
Dominican Republic
total: 13.4% (2016 est.)
male: 8.5% (2016 est.)
female: 21.7% (2016 est.)
Ecuador
total: 8.4% (2017 est.)
male: 6.6% (2017 est.)
female: 11.4% (2017 est.)
Egypt
total: 30.8% (2016 est.)
male: 27.2% (2016 est.)
female: 38.5% (2016 est.)
El Salvador
total: 9.8% (2016)
male: 9.6% (2016)
female: 10.1% (2016)
Estonia
total: 13.4% (2016 est.)
male: 15.8% (2016 est.)
female: 10.6% (2016 est.)
Ethiopia
total: 25.2% (2016 est.)
male: 17.1% (2016 est.)
female: 30.9% (2016 est.)
European Union
total: 21% (2016 est.)
male: 21.3% (2016 est.)
female: 20.8% (2016 est.)
Fiji
total: 15.4% (2016 est.)
male: 11.9% (2016 est.)
female: 22.4% (2016 est.)
Finland
total: 20.1% (2016 est.)
male: 21.8% (2016 est.)
female: 18.6% (2016 est.)
France
total: 24.6% (2016 est.)
male: 25.1% (2016 est.)
female: 24.1% (2016 est.)
French Polynesia
total: 56.7% (2012 est.)
male: 54.5% (2012 est.)
female: 59.7% (2012 est.)
Gabon
total: 35.7% (2010 est.)
male: 30.5% (2010 est.)
female: 41.9% (2010 est.)
Gambia, The
total: 13.1% (2012 est.)
male: 9.1% (2012 est.)
female: 17.2% (2012 est.)
Gaza Strip
total: 40.7% (2015 est.)
male: 36.4% (2015 est.)
female: 60.8% (2015 est.)

note: includes the West Bank

Georgia
total: 30.5% (2016 est.)
male: 31.2% (2016 est.)
female: 28.9% (2016 est.)
Germany
total: 7.1% (2016 est.)
male: 7.8% (2016 est.)
female: 6.1% (2016 est.)
Ghana
total: 15.2% (2015 est.)
male: 15.8% (2015 est.)
female: 14.6% (2015 est.)
Greece
total: 47.3% (2016 est.)
male: 44.3% (2016 est.)
female: 50.7% (2016 est.)
Guam
total: 29.4% (2011 est.)
male: 29.7% (2011 est.)
female: 28.9% (2011 est.)
Guatemala
total: 6.1% (2016 est.)
male: 4.6% (2016 est.)
female: 9.1% (2016 est.)
Guinea
total: 1% (2012 est.)
male: 1.5% (2012 est.)
female: 0.6% (2012 est.)
Guyana
total: 21.6% (2017 est.)
male: 17.3% (2017 est.)
female: 28% (2017 est.)
Honduras
total: 8.5% (2016 est.)
male: 6.1% (2016 est.)
female: 13.1% (2016 est.)
Hong Kong
total: 9.8% (2016 est.)
male: 11% (2016 est.)
female: 8.6% (2016 est.)
Hungary
total: 12.9% (2016 est.)
male: 12.9% (2016 est.)
female: 12.9% (2016 est.)
Iceland
total: 6.5% (2016 est.)
male: 6.7% (2016 est.)
female: 6.3% (2016 est.)
India
total: 10.1% (2012 est.)
male: 9.5% (2012 est.)
female: 12% (2012 est.)
Indonesia
total: 13.4% (2017 est.)
male: 13.5% (2017 est.)
female: 13.3% (2017 est.)
Iran
total: 29.2% (2016 est.)
male: 25.4% (2016 est.)
female: 44.2% (2016 est.)
Ireland
total: 17.2% (2016 est.)
male: 19.5% (2016 est.)
female: 14.6% (2016 est.)
Isle of Man
total: 10.1% (2011 est.)
male: 11.8% (2011 est.)
female: 8.2% (2011 est.)
Israel
total: 7.3% (2017 est.)
male: 6.7% (2017 est.)
female: 7.8% (2017 est.)
Italy
total: 37.8% (2016 est.)
male: 36.5% (2016 est.)
female: 39.6% (2016 est.)
Jamaica
total: 28.3% (2017 est.)
male: 23.2% (2017 est.)
female: 34.4% (2017 est.)
Japan
total: 5.1% (2016 est.)
male: 5.7% (2016 est.)
female: 4.5% (2016 est.)
Jordan
total: 29.3% (2012 est.)
male: 25.2% (2012 est.)
female: 48.8% (2012 est.)
Kazakhstan
total: 3.9% (2013 est.)
male: 3.6% (2013 est.)
female: 4.3% (2013 est.)
Kiribati
total: 54% (2010 est.)
male: 47.6% (2010 est.)
female: 61.8% (2010 est.)
Korea, South
total: 10.4% (2017 est.)
male: 11.3% (2017 est.)
female: 9.7% (2017 est.)
Kosovo
total: 52.4% (2016 est.)
male: 47.3% (2016 est.)
female: 65.4% (2016 est.)
Kuwait
total: 14.6% (2011 est.)
male: N/A (2011 est.)
female: N/A (2011 est.)
Kyrgyzstan
total: 15.5% (2016 est.)
male: 12.7% (2016 est.)
female: 20.6% (2016 est.)
Laos
total: 1.8% (2010 est.)
male: 1.9% (2010 est.)
female: 1.6% (2010 est.)
Latvia
total: 17.3% (2016 est.)
male: 21.4% (2016 est.)
female: 12.1% (2016 est.)
Lesotho
total: 34.4% (2013 est.)
male: NA (2013 est.)
female: NA (2013 est.)
Liberia
total: 3.3% (2010 est.)
male: 2.5% (2010 est.)
female: 4.1% (2010 est.)
Libya
total: 48.7% (2012 est.)
male: 40.8% (2012 est.)
female: 67.8% (2012 est.)
Lithuania
total: 14.4% (2016 est.)
male: 15.9% (2016 est.)
female: 12.6% (2016 est.)
Luxembourg
total: 18.9% (2016 est.)
male: 19.7% (2016 est.)
female: 18% (2016 est.)
Macau
total: 5.1% (2016 est.)
male: 6.5% (2016 est.)
female: 2.9% (2016 est.)
Macedonia
total: 48.2% (2016 est.)
male: 47.9% (2016 est.)
female: 48.8% (2016 est.)
Madagascar
total: 1% (2012 est.)
male: 1% (2012 est.)
female: 1% (2012 est.)
Malawi
total: 8% (2013 est.)
male: 7.4% (2013 est.)
female: 8.5% (2013 est.)
Malaysia
total: 10.5% (2016 est.)
male: 9.8% (2016 est.)
female: 11.4% (2016 est.)
Maldives
total: 12.4% (2014 est.)
male: 12.5% (2014 est.)
female: 12.3% (2014 est.)
Mali
total: 30.5% (2016 est.)
male: 29.6% (2016 est.)
female: 31.3% (2016 est.)
Malta
total: 11% (2016 est.)
male: 11.2% (2016 est.)
female: 10.9% (2016 est.)
Marshall Islands
total: 11% (2010 est.)
male: 12.2% (2010 est.)
female: 8.7% (2010 est.)
Mauritania
total: 15.2% (2012 est.)
male: 14.1% (2012 est.)
female: 17% (2012 est.)
Mauritius
total: 23.9% (2016 est.)
male: 18.3% (2016 est.)
female: 31.2% (2016 est.)
Mexico
total: 6.9% (2017 est.)
male: 6.3% (2017 est.)
female: 8.8% (2017 est.)
Moldova
total: 11.2% (2016 est.)
male: 10.9% (2016 est.)
female: 11.7% (2016 est.)
Monaco
total: 26.6% (2016 est.)
male: 25.7% (2016 est.)
female: 27.9% (2016 est.)
Mongolia
total: 20.8% (2016 est.)
male: 20% (2016 est.)
female: 22.1% (2016 est.)
Montenegro
total: 37.7% (2015 est.)
male: 39.9% (2015 est.)
female: 34.5% (2015 est.)
Morocco
total: 19.9% (2014 est.)
male: 20.8% (2014 est.)
female: 17.7% (2014 est.)
Mozambique
total: 7.4% (2015 est.)
male: 7.7% (2015 est.)
female: 7.1% (2015 est.)
Namibia
total: 44.9% (2016 est.)
male: 37.7% (2016 est.)
female: 52.5% (2016 est.)
Nepal
total: 3.5% (2008 est.)
male: 4.2% (2008 est.)
female: 2.9% (2008 est.)
Netherlands
total: 10.8% (2016 est.)
male: 11.4% (2016 est.)
female: 10.3% (2016 est.)
New Caledonia
total: 38.4% (2014 est.)
male: 37.1% (2014 est.)
female: 40% (2014 est.)
New Zealand
total: 12.7% (2017 est.)
male: 12.4% (2017 est.)
female: 13% (2017 est.)
Nicaragua
total: 8.5% (2014 est.)
male: 6.4% (2014 est.)
female: 12.9% (2014 est.)
Niger
total: 0.5% (2011 est.)
male: 0.8% (2011 est.)
female: 0.2% (2011 est.)
Nigeria
total: 12.4% (2016 est.)
male: NA (2016 est.)
female: NA (2016 est.)
Norway
total: 10.4% (2017 est.)
male: 11.7% (2017 est.)
female: 9% (2017 est.)
Pakistan
total: 6.6% ILO data cited at World Bank, accessed 7/25/18 (2015 est.)
male: 5.7% (2015 est.)
female: 9.4% (2015 est.)
Palau
Palmyra Atoll
Panama
total: 11.5% (2016 est.)
male: 9% (2016 est.)
female: 16% (2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea
total: 3.6% (2010 est.)
male: 4.3% (2010 est.)
female: 3% (2010 est.)
Paraguay
total: 20.8% (2016 est.)
male: 16.9% (2016 est.)
female: 25.5% (2016 est.)
Peru
total: 15.2% (2017 est.)
male: 14.8% (2017 est.)
female: 15.6% (2017 est.)
Philippines
total: 7.7% (2016 est.)
male: 6.8% (2016 est.)
female: 9.2% (2016 est.)
Poland
total: 17.7% (2016 est.)
male: 17.4% (2016 est.)
female: 18% (2016 est.)
Portugal
total: 23.9% (2017 est.)
male: 22.4% (2017 est.)
female: 25.5% (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico
total: 26.6% (2012 est.)
male: 28.9% (2012 est.)
female: 23.1% (2012 est.)
Qatar
total: 0.5% (2016 est.)
male: 0.2% (2016 est.)
female: 2.1% (2016 est.)
Romania
total: 20.6% (2016 est.)
male: 19.9% (2016 est.)
female: 21.8% (2016 est.)
Russia
total: 16.1% (2015 est.)
male: 15.4% (2015 est.)
female: 17% (2015 est.)
Rwanda
total: 1.9% (2014 est.)
male: 1.4% (2014 est.)
female: 2.5% (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia
total: 46.2% (2016 est.)
male: 42.6% (2016 est.)
female: 51% (2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
total: 33.8% (2008 est.)
male: 27.8% (2008 est.)
female: 41.4% (2008 est.)
Samoa
total: 19.1% (2014 est.)
male: 15.6% (2014 est.)
female: 25.3% (2014 est.)
San Marino
total: 27.4% (2016 est.)
male: 21.4% (2016 est.)
female: 36% (2016 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe
total: 20.8% (2012 est.)
male: NA (2012 est.)
female: NA (2012 est.)
Saudi Arabia
total: 24.2% (2016 est.)
male: 17.4% (2016 est.)
female: 46.3% (2016 est.)
Senegal
total: 5.3% (2015 est.)
male: 5.2% (2015 est.)
female: 5.5% (2015 est.)
Serbia
total: 34.9% (2016 est.)
male: 32.2% (2016 est.)
female: 39.5% (2016 est.)
Seychelles
total: 14% (2015 est.)
male: 12.1% (2015 est.)
female: 16.2% (2015 est.)
Sierra Leone
total: 9.4% (2014 est.)
male: 14.8% (2014 est.)
female: 6.1% (2014 est.)
Singapore
total: 9.1% (2016 est.)
male: 6.2% (2016 est.)
female: 12.5% (2016 est.)
Slovakia
total: 22.2% (2016 est.)
male: 19.8% (2016 est.)
female: 26.3% (2016 est.)
Slovenia
total: 15.2% (2016 est.)
male: 15.6% (2016 est.)
female: 14.7% (2016 est.)
South Africa
total: 53.5% (2017 est.)
male: 49.3% (2017 est.)
female: 58.7% (2017 est.)
South Sudan
total: 18.5% (2008 est.)
male: 20% (2008 est.)
female: 17% (2008 est.)
Spain
total: 38.6% (2017 est.)
male: 39.5% (2017 est.)
female: 37.4% (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka
total: 21.6% (2016 est.)
male: 17.1% (2016 est.)
female: 29.2% (2016 est.)
Sudan
total: 20% (2009 est.)
male: 16% (2009 est.)
female: 32% (2009 est.)
Suriname
total: 13.4% (2015 est.)
male: 9% (2015 est.)
female: 21.9% (2015 est.)
Sweden
total: 17.9% (2017 est.)
male: 18.8% (2017 est.)
female: 17% (2017 est.)
Switzerland
total: 8.1% (2017 est.)
male: 8.1% (2017 est.)
female: 8% (2017 est.)
Syria
total: 35.8% (2011 est.)
male: 26.6% (2011 est.)
female: 71.1% (2011 est.)
Tajikistan
total: 16.7% (2009 est.)
male: 19.2% (2009 est.)
female: 13.7% (2009 est.)
Tanzania
total: 3.9% (2014 est.)
male: 3.1% (2014 est.)
female: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Thailand
total: 3.7% (2016 est.)
male: 3% (2016 est.)
female: 4.7% (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste
total: 21.8% (2013 est.)
male: 25.1% (2013 est.)
female: 16.7% (2013 est.)
Togo
total: 2.8% (2011 est.)
male: 3.4% (2011 est.)
female: 2.2% (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago
total: 7.1% (2016 est.)
male: 7.2% (2016 est.)
female: 6.9% (2016 est.)
Tunisia
total: 34.7% (2013 est.)
male: 33.4% (2013 est.)
female: 37.7% (2013 est.)
Turkey
total: 20.5% (2017 est.)
male: 17.7% (2017 est.)
female: 25.6% (2017 est.)
Uganda
total: 2.6% (2013 est.)
male: 2% (2013 est.)
female: 3.2% (2013 est.)
Ukraine
total: 23% (2016 est.)
male: 24% (2016 est.)
female: 21.5% (2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates
total: 12.1% (2008 est.)
male: 7.9% (2008 est.)
female: 21.8% (2008 est.)
United Kingdom
total: 13% (2016 est.)
male: 14.8% (2016 est.)
female: 11.1% (2016 est.)
United States
total: 9.2% (2017 est.)
male: 10.3% (2017 est.)
female: 8.1% (2017 est.)
Uruguay
total: 23.8% (2016 est.)
male: 20.2% (2016 est.)
female: 28.7% (2016 est.)
Vanuatu
total: 10.6% (2009 est.)
male: 10.2% (2009 est.)
female: 11.2% (2009 est.)
Venezuela
total: 14.6% (2015 est.)
male: NA (2015 est.)
female: NA (2015 est.)
Vietnam
total: 7.2% (2016 est.)
male: 7.1% (2016 est.)
female: 7.2% (2016 est.)
West Bank
total: 40.7% (2015 est.)
male: 36.4% (2015 est.)
female: 60.8% (2015 est.)

note: includes Gaza Strip

Yemen
total: 24.5% (2014 est.)
male: 23.5% (2014 est.)
female: 34.6% (2014 est.)
Zambia
total: 15.2% (2012 est.)
male: 14.6% (2012 est.)
female: 15.8% (2012 est.)
Zimbabwe
total: 16.5% (2014 est.)
male: 11.7% (2014 est.)
female: 21.1% (2014 est.)