Afghanistan: Youth unemployment

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 Afghanistan

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 16.05
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2020
 Average 12.3
 Min - Max 10.09 - 17.34
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 12.3 percent with a minimum of 10.09 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 17.34 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2020 is 16.05 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 180 countries is 18.72 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

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2020




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 9.11 2020 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.71 2020 percent
 Female unemployment 16.78 2020 percent
 Male unemployment 10.46 2020 percent
 Youth unemployment 16.05 2020 percent
 Labor force participation 41.58 2020 percent
 Labor force: percent female 19.79 2020 percent
 Female labor force participation 16.46 2020 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.69 2020 percent
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