Suriname: Youth unemployment

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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 26.03
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 25.06
 Min - Max 13.07 - 42.23
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Suriname from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Suriname during that period was 25.06 percent with a minimum of 13.07 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 42.23 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2023 is 26.03 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
Suriname - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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Suriname - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023

We present the rate of youth unemployment for Suriname 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 0.25 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 8.23 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 11.26 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 5.69 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.03 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 54.27 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 41.72 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 44.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 64.11 2023 percent
 Self-employment 22.65 2022 percent
 Informal employment 52.10 2016 percent
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