Malaysia: Youth unemployment

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 Malaysia

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 10.66
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 10.96
 Min - Max 8.18 - 12.97
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 10.96 percent with a minimum of 8.18 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 12.97 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2023 is 10.66 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
Malaysia - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 17.31 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.63 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.82 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.48 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.66 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.02 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 38.95 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 51.60 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 77.97 2023 percent
 Self-employment 24.74 2022 percent
 Employment 16.38 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.40 9/2023 percent
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