South Africa: Youth unemployment

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

South Africa: Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

: For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1991 to 2019. The average value for South Africa during that period was 52.8 percent with a minimum of 44.83 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 61.03 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2019 is 55.97 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 182 countries is 15.82 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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We present the rate of youth unemployment for South Africa 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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