Syria: Youth unemployment

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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 33.35
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 23.49
 Min - Max 12.08 - 37.38
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Syria from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Syria during that period was 23.49 percent with a minimum of 12.08 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 37.38 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2023 is 33.35 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
Syria - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

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Syria - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023

We present the rate of youth unemployment for Syria 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 6.31 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 13.81 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 25.29 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 10.82 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 33.35 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 38.66 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.44 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 14.14 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 63.60 2023 percent
 Self-employment 36.70 2022 percent
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