Mauritania: Youth unemployment

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 Mauritania

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 21.9
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 16.8
 Min - Max 14.94 - 22.73
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Mauritania from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Mauritania during that period was 16.8 percent with a minimum of 14.94 percent in 2006 and a maximum of 22.73 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 21.9 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
Mauritania - Youth unemployment - recent values

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




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Mauritania 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 1.13 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.11 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 12.44 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 10.44 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 21.90 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 40.84 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 33.65 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 26.36 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 56.62 2022 percent
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