Malaysia: Youth unemployment

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 Malaysia

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 11.7
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 10.84
 Min - Max 7.81 - 12.61
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 10.84 percent with a minimum of 7.81 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 12.61 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 11.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 16.72 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
Malaysia - Youth unemployment - recent values

Historical chart
Malaysia - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Malaysia 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 17.31 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.73 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.96 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 3.58 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 11.70 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 65.96 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 39.21 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 52.74 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 78.68 2022 percent
 Employment 16.38 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.40 9/2023 percent
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