Libya: Youth unemployment

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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 48.79
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 47.97
 Min - Max 43.77 - 52.99
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Libya from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Libya during that period was 47.97 percent with a minimum of 43.77 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 52.99 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2023 is 48.79 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
Libya - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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Libya - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023

We present the rate of youth unemployment for Libya 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 2.40 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 19.30 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 24.74 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 15.04 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 48.79 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 48.15 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 35.91 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 34.78 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 61.38 2023 percent
 Self-employment 14.84 2022 percent
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