, 1991 - 2019:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1991 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 9.35 percent with a minimum of 5.85 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 15.46 percent in 1998.
The latest value from 2019 is 9.82 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 181
countries is 15.86 percent.
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We present the rate of youth unemployment for South 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.