North Korea: Youth unemployment, ages 15-24: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for North Korea from 1991 to 2017. The average value for North Korea during that period was 10.87 percent with a minumum of 10.3 percent in 1994 and a maximum of 12.8 percent in 1992. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
We present the rate of youth unemployment for North Korea 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.