Afghanistan: Youth unemployment

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 Afghanistan

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 19.80
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 11.86
 Min - Max 10.09 - 19.80
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 11.86 percent with a minimum of 10.09 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 19.8 percent in 2023. The latest value from 2023 is 19.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Afghanistan and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 8.92 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 14.10 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 29.19 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 14.41 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.80 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 36.95 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 6.54 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 4.83 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.12 2023 percent
 Self-employment 81.74 2022 percent
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