Samoa: Youth unemployment

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 Samoa

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 19.39
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 13.61
 Min - Max 4.31 - 21.48
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Samoa from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Samoa during that period was 13.61 percent with a minimum of 4.31 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 21.48 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2023 is 19.39 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
Samoa - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Samoa 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 0.08 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.04 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 14.79 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 6.28 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.39 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 54.48 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 37.67 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 41.40 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 35.17 2022 percent
 Informal employment 37.30 2017 percent
 Labor cost 128.06 Q3/2023 index points
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