USA: Youth unemployment

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 USA

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 7.89
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 12.16
 Min - Max 7.89 - 18.35
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1991 to 2022. The average value for the USA during that period was 12.16 percent with a minimum of 7.89 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 18.35 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2022 is 7.89 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 16.72 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
USA - Youth unemployment - recent values

Historical chart
USA - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




We present the rate of youth unemployment for USA 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 169.23 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.61 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.54 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 3.67 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.89 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 61.89 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.38 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 56.46 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.51 2022 percent
 Employment 161.55 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.80 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 139.59 Q3/2023 index points
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