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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

  • Afghanistan

    total: 17.6%

    male: 16.3%

    female: 21.4% (2017)

  • Albania

    total: 27%

    male: 27.8%

    female: 25.9% (2019 est.)

  • Algeria

    total: 39.3%

    male: 33.1%

    female: 82% (2017 est.)

  • Angola

    total: 17.3%

    male: 17.9%

    female: 16.7% (2014 est.)

  • Argentina

    total: 25.9%

    male: 23.9%

    female: 28.8% (2019 est.)

  • Armenia

    total: 32.6%

    male: 31.2%

    female: 34.4% (2019 est.)

  • Australia

    total: 14.3%

    male: 15.3%

    female: 13.2% (2020 est.)

  • Austria

    total: 8.5%

    male: 9.2%

    female: 7.8% (2019 est.)

  • Azerbaijan

    total: 12.4%

    male: 10.9%

    female: 14.2% (2019 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: 26%

    male: 30.3%

    female: 21.2% (2019 est.)

  • Belarus

    total: 10.2%

    male: 12.9%

    female: 7.3% (2019 est.)

  • Belgium

    total: 14.2%

    male: 16%

    female: 12.3% (2019 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: 8.8%

    male: 8.2%

    female: 9.7% (2019 est.)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    total: 33.8%

    male: 31.3%

    female: 37.9% (2019 est.)

  • Botswana

    total: 37.8%

    male: 39%

    female: 36.4% (2019 est.)

  • Brazil

    total: 27.8%

    male: 24.1%

    female: 32.6% (2019 est.)

  • Brunei

    total: 21.4%

    male: 19%

    female: 25.8% (2019 est.)

  • Bulgaria

    total: 8.9%

    male: 9.3%

    female: 8.3% (2019 est.)

  • Burkina Faso

    total: 8.6%

    male: 8.9%

    female: 8.4% (2019)

  • Burma

    total: 1.5%

    male: 1.4%

    female: 1.6% (2019 est.)

  • Burundi

    total: 2.9%

    male: 4.4%

    female: 2% (2014 est.)

  • Cabo Verde

    total: 50.4%

    male: 41.4%

    female: 65.3% (2019)

  • 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: 20.2%

    male: 20.9%

    female: 19.4% (2020 est.)

  • Cayman Islands

    total: 13.8%

    male: 16.4%

    female: 11.4% (2015 est.)

  • Chad

    total: 1.5%

    male: 2.4%

    female: 0.7% (2018)

  • Chile

    total: 19.6%

    male: 19.1%

    female: 20.3% (2019 est.)

  • Colombia

    total: 20%

    male: 15.9%

    female: 25.4% (2019 est.)

  • Comoros

    total: 19.5%

    male: 20%

    female: 18.8% (2014)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the

    total: 8.7%

    male: 11.3%

    female: 6.8% (2012 est.)

  • Costa Rica

    total: 31.5%

    male: 28%

    female: 37.1% (2019 est.)

  • Cote d'Ivoire

    total: 5.5%

    male: 4.7%

    female: 6.5% (2017 est.)

  • Croatia

    total: 16.6%

    male: 14.5%

    female: 19.8% (2019 est.)

  • Curacao

    total: 29.3%

    male: 25.4%

    female: 34.5% (2018 est.)

  • Cyprus

    total: 16.6%

    male: 19.3%

    female: 14.3% (2019 est.)

  • Czechia

    total: 5.6%

    male: 5.3%

    female: 6% (2019 est.)

  • Denmark

    total: 10.1%

    male: 10.4%

    female: 9.7% (2019 est.)

  • Djibouti

    total: 73%

    male: 72%

    female: 74.6% (2017)

  • Dominican Republic

    total: 16%

    male: 11.8%

    female: 22.8% (2019 est.)

  • Ecuador

    total: 8.8%

    male: 6.9%

    female: 12% (2019 est.)

  • Egypt

    total: 24.7%

    male: 17.1%

    female: 51.6% (2018 est.)

  • El Salvador

    total: 9.9%

    male: 8.3%

    female: 12.8% (2019)

  • Estonia

    total: 11.1%

    male: 10.5%

    female: 11.7% (2019 est.)

  • Eswatini

    total: 47.1%

    male: 44.2%

    female: 50% (2016)

  • Ethiopia

    total: 25.2%

    male: 17.1%

    female: 30.9% (2016 est.)

  • European Union

    total: 16.8%

    male: 16.8%

    female: 16.9% (2019 est.)

  • Fiji

    total: 15.4%

    male: 11.9%

    female: 22.4% (2016 est.)

  • Finland

    total: 17.2%

    male: 18.7%

    female: 15.6% (2019 est.)

  • France

    total: 19.6%

    male: 20.8%

    female: 18.2% (2019 est.)

  • French Polynesia

    total: 56.7%

    male: 54.5%

    female: 59.7% (2012 est.)

  • Gambia, The

    total: 25.8%

    male: 21%

    female: 32.3% (2018 est.)

  • Gaza Strip

    total: 40.2%

    male: 34.8%

    female: 67.2% (2019 est.)

    note: includes the West Bank

  • Georgia

    total: 30.4%

    male: 28.9%

    female: 32.9% (2019 est.)

  • Germany

    total: 5.8%

    male: 6.6%

    female: 4.8% (2019 est.)

  • Ghana

    total: 9.1%

    male: 9.4%

    female: 8.7% (2017 est.)

  • Greece

    total: 35.2%

    male: 33.5%

    female: 37.2% (2019 est.)

  • Guam

    total: 29.4%

    male: 29.7%

    female: 28.9% (2011 est.)

  • Guatemala

    total: 5%

    male: 3.7%

    female: 8.1% (2017 est.)

  • Guinea

    total: 1%

    male: 1.5%

    female: 0.6% (2012 est.)

  • Guyana

    total: 26.5%

    male: 20.7%

    female: 34.6% (2018 est.)

  • Honduras

    total: 10.9%

    male: 7.6%

    female: 17.6% (2019 est.)

  • Hong Kong

    total: 8.6%

    male: 10.4%

    female: 6.8% (2019 est.)

  • Hungary

    total: 11.4%

    male: 11.9%

    female: 10.6% (2019 est.)

  • Iceland

    total: 8.7%

    male: 11.8%

    female: 5.6% (2019 est.)

  • India

    total: 22.3%

    male: 21.9%

    female: 23.8% (2019 est.)

  • Indonesia

    total: 13.5%

    male: 13.8%

    female: 13.2% (2019 est.)

  • Iran

    total: 27.7%

    male: 24.4%

    female: 40% (2018 est.)

  • Iraq

    total: 25.6%

    male: 22%

    female: 63.3% (2017)

  • Ireland

    total: 12.5%

    male: 14.2%

    female: 10.6% (2019 est.)

  • Isle of Man

    total: 10.1%

    male: 11.8%

    female: 8.2% (2011 est.)

  • Israel

    total: 6.7%

    male: 6.1%

    female: 7.2% (2019 est.)

  • Italy

    total: 29.2%

    male: 27.8%

    female: 31.2% (2019 est.)

  • Jamaica

    total: 20.6%

    male: 16.8%

    female: 25.4% (2019 est.)

  • Japan

    total: 3.8%

    male: 3.9%

    female: 3.7% (2019 est.)

  • Jordan

    total: 37.3%

    male: 34.8%

    female: 49.4% (2019 est.)

  • Kazakhstan

    total: 3.8%

    male: 3.6%

    female: 4% (2017 est.)

  • Kenya

    total: 7.4%

    male: 7.3%

    female: 7.4% (2016)

  • Kiribati

    total: 17.1%

    male: 22.2%

    female: 7.4% (2015 est.)

  • Korea, South

    total: 10.3%

    male: 11%

    female: 9.7% (2020 est.)

  • Kosovo

    total: 49.5%

    male: 44.2%

    female: 60.4% (2019 est.)

  • Kuwait

    total: 15.4%

    male: 9.4%

    female: 30% (2016 est.)

  • Kyrgyzstan

    total: 9.6%

    male: 7.8%

    female: 13.4% (2018 est.)

  • Laos

    total: 18.2%

    male: 20.8%

    female: 15.5% (2017 est.)

  • Latvia

    total: 12.4%

    male: 14.2%

    female: 10.1% (2019 est.)

  • Lebanon

    total: 23.4%

    male: 24.5%

    female: 21.4% (2019)

  • 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: 11.9%

    male: 14.1%

    female: 9.3% (2019 est.)

  • Luxembourg

    total: 17%

    male: 17.8%

    female: 16% (2019 est.)

  • Macau

    total: 4.9%

    male: 5.5%

    female: 4.2% (2019 est.)

  • Madagascar

    total: 3.4%

    male: 3.9%

    female: 3% (2015 est.)

  • Malawi

    total: 40.5%

    male: 33.1%

    female: 47.7% (2017 est.)

  • Malaysia

    total: 10.5%

    male: 9.6%

    female: 12% (2019 est.)

  • Maldives

    total: 15.9%

    male: 19.1%

    female: 12.1% (2016 est.)

  • Mali

    total: 2.4%

    male: 2.6%

    female: 2.3% (2018 est.)

  • Malta

    total: 9.1%

    male: 10.5%

    female: 7.6% (2019 est.)

  • Marshall Islands

    male: 12.2%

    female: 8.7%

  • Mauritania

    total: 21.1%

    male: 18.8%

    female: 24.9% (2017 est.)

  • Mauritius

    total: 21.8%

    male: 16.8%

    female: 28.4% (2019 est.)

  • Mexico

    total: 7.2%

    male: 6.7%

    female: 8% (2019 est.)

  • Micronesia, Federated States of

    total: 18.9%

    male: 10.4%

    female: 29.9% (2014)

  • Moldova

    total: 10.4%

    male: 11.1%

    female: 9.4% (2019 est.)

  • Monaco

    total: 26.6%

    male: 25.7%

    female: 27.9% (2016 est.)

  • Mongolia

    total: 25.3%

    male: 24.9%

    female: 25.9% (2019 est.)

  • Montenegro

    total: 25.2%

    male: 25.8%

    female: 24.3% (2019 est.)

  • Morocco

    total: 22.2%

    male: 22%

    female: 22.8% (2016 est.)

    note: does not include data from the former Western Sahara

  • Mozambique

    total: 7.4%

    male: 7.7%

    female: 7.1% (2015 est.)

  • Namibia

    total: 38%

    male: 37.5%

    female: 38.5% (2018 est.)

  • Nauru

    total: 26.6%

    male: 20.9%

    female: 37.5% (2013)

  • Nepal

    total: 21.4%

    male: 19.7%

    female: 23.9% (2017 est.)

  • Netherlands

    total: 6.7%

    male: 7.3%

    female: 6.2% (2019 est.)

  • New Caledonia

    total: 38.4%

    male: 37.1%

    female: 40% (2014 est.)

  • New Zealand

    total: 11.3%

    male: 11.1%

    female: 11.5% (2019 est.)

  • Nicaragua

    total: 8.5%

    male: 6.4%

    female: 12.9% (2014 est.)

  • Niger

    total: 16.6%

    male: 16.1%

    female: 17.5% (2017 est.)

  • Nigeria

    total: 18.3%

    male: 18.4% NA

    female: 18.2% NA (2019 est.)

  • North Macedonia

    total: 35.6%

    male: 33.4%

    female: 38.9% (2019 est.)

  • Norway

    total: 10%

    male: 10.4%

    female: 9.5% (2019 est.)

  • Oman

    total: 13.7%

    male: 10.3%

    female: 33.9% (2016)

  • Pakistan

    total: 7.8%

    male: 8.2%

    female: 6.8% (2018 est.)

  • Palau

    total: 5.6%

  • Panama

    total: 12.8%

    male: 10.2%

    female: 17.5% (2019 est.)

  • Paraguay

    total: 15.3%

    male: 12.1%

    female: 20.1% (2019 est.)

  • Peru

    total: 7.3%

    male: 6.9%

    female: 7.9% (2019 est.)

  • Philippines

    total: 6.8%

    male: 5.9%

    female: 8.3% (2019 est.)

  • Poland

    total: 9.9%

    male: 9.6%

    female: 10.3% (2019 est.)

  • Portugal

    total: 18.3%

    male: 15.5%

    female: 21.4% (2019 est.)

  • Puerto Rico

    total: 26.6%

    male: 28.9%

    female: 23.1% (2012 est.)

  • Qatar

    total: 0.4%

    male: 0.2%

    female: 1.5% (2018 est.)

  • Romania

    total: 16.8%

    male: 16.3%

    female: 17.5% (2019 est.)

  • Russia

    total: 15.2%

    male: 14.8%

    female: 15.6% (2019 est.)

  • Rwanda

    total: 20.5%

    male: 18.8%

    female: 22.4% (2019 est.)

  • Saint Lucia

    total: 37.2%

    male: 39.6%

    female: 34.3% (2019 est.)

  • 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: 28.8%

    male: 19.9%

    female: 62.6% (2018 est.)

  • Senegal

    total: 4.8%

    male: 5%

    female: 4.7% (2017 est.)

  • Serbia

    total: 27.5%

    male: 26.1%

    female: 29.9% (2019 est.)

  • Seychelles

    total: 9.7%

    male: 10.3%

    female: 9% (2019 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: 16.1%

    male: 14%

    female: 19.7% (2019 est.)

  • Slovenia

    total: 8.1%

    male: 7.4%

    female: 9.2% (2019 est.)

  • Solomon Islands

    total: 1.3%

    male: 1%

    female: 1.6% (2013)

  • South Africa

    total: 57%

    male: 53.2%

    female: 61.7% (2019 est.)

  • South Sudan

    total: 38.6%

    male: 39.5%

    female: 37.4% (2017 est.)

  • Spain

    total: 32.5%

    male: 30.9%

    female: 34.5% (2019 est.)

  • Sri Lanka

    total: 21.1%

    male: 16.6%

    female: 29.4% (2018 est.)

  • Sudan

    total: 32.6%

    male: 27.4%

    female: 43.5% (2011 est.)

  • Suriname

    total: 26.5%

    male: 18.7%

    female: 39.9% (2016 est.)

  • Sweden

    total: 20.1%

    male: 20.5%

    female: 19.7% (2019 est.)

  • Switzerland

    total: 8%

    male: 8.8%

    female: 7.2% (2019 est.)

  • Syria

    total: 35.8%

    male: 26.6%

    female: 71.1% (2011 est.)

  • Tanzania

    total: 3.9%

    male: 3.1%

    female: 4.6% (2014 est.)

  • Thailand

    total: 4.2%

    male: 3.4%

    female: 5.3% (2019 est.)

  • Timor-Leste

    total: 13.2%

    male: 10.9%

    female: 15.9% (2016 est.)

  • Togo

    total: 9.5%

    male: 12.3%

    female: 7.4% (2017 est.)

  • Tonga

    total: 8.9%

    male: 5.7%

    female: 13.1% (2018)

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    total: 8.7%

    male: 8.9%

    female: 8.4% (2016 est.)

  • Tunisia

    total: 34.9%

    male: 33.8%

    female: 37.2% (2017 est.)

  • Turkey

    total: 25.2%

    male: 22.4%

    female: 30.3% (2019 est.)

  • Tuvalu

    total: 20.6%

    male: 9.8%

    female: 45.8% (2016)

  • Uganda

    total: 14.8%

    male: 12.7%

    female: 17.3% (2017 est.)

  • Ukraine

    total: 15.4%

    male: 15.5%

    female: 15.3% (2019 est.)

  • United Arab Emirates

    total: 7.2%

    male: 4.9%

    female: 15% (2019 est.)

  • United Kingdom

    total: 11.2%

    male: 13%

    female: 9.2% (2019 est.)

  • United States

    total: 14.9%

    male: 15%

    female: 14.8% (2020 est.)

  • Uruguay

    total: 28.7%

    male: 24.8%

    female: 33.9% (2019 est.)

  • Venezuela

    total: 12.1%

    male: 10.5% NA

    female: 14.9% NA (2017 est.)

  • Vietnam

    total: 7.6%

    male: 6.6%

    female: 8.9% (2020 est.)

  • West Bank

    total: 40.2%

    male: 34.8%

    female: 67.2% (2019 est.)

    note: includes Gaza Strip

  • Yemen

    total: 24.5%

    male: 23.5%

    female: 34.6% (2014 est.)

  • Zambia

    total: 26%

    male: 24.7%

    female: 27.6% (2018 est.)

  • Zimbabwe

    total: 27.5%

    male: 25%

    female: 31.4% (2019 est.)