Barbados: Youth unemployment

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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 24.56
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 27.53
 Min - Max 17.36 - 43.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Barbados from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Barbados during that period was 27.53 percent with a minimum of 17.36 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 43.64 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2023 is 24.56 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
Barbados - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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Barbados - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023

We present the rate of youth unemployment for Barbados 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 0.15 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 8.50 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 6.91 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 8.98 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 24.56 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.03 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 49.61 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 58.50 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 65.95 2023 percent
 Self-employment 20.46 2022 percent
 Informal employment 62.20 2016 percent
 Employment 0.13 Q3/2022 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.10 Q3/2022 percent
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