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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 181 countries was 19.14 percent.The highest value was in Djibouti: 79.91 percent and the lowest value was in Niger: 1.02 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Youth unemployment, 2021 Global rank Available data
Djibouti 79.91 1 1991 - 2021
South Africa 64.18 2 1991 - 2021
Swaziland 50.9 3 1991 - 2021
Libya 50.45 4 1991 - 2021
Costa Rica 45.36 5 1991 - 2021
R. of Congo 42.33 6 1991 - 2021
Botswana 41.2 7 1991 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 41.09 8 1991 - 2021
N. Caledonia 40.97 9 1991 - 2021
Jordan 40.53 10 1991 - 2021
Namibia 40.44 11 1991 - 2021
Palestine 39.62 12 1991 - 2021
Saint Lucia 38.69 13 1991 - 2021
Gabon 38.43 14 1991 - 2021
Tunisia 38.32 15 1991 - 2021
Lesotho 37.44 16 1991 - 2021
Spain 36.93 17 1991 - 2021
Greece 36.87 18 1991 - 2021
Armenia 36.08 19 1991 - 2021
Haiti 35.66 20 1991 - 2021
Sudan 35.62 21 1991 - 2021
Somalia 34.74 22 1991 - 2021
Cape Verde 34.3 23 1991 - 2021
North Macedonia 34.12 24 1991 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 32.87 25 1991 - 2021
Uruguay 32.85 26 1991 - 2021
Brazil 31.9 27 1991 - 2021
Algeria 31.88 28 1991 - 2021
Montenegro 31.56 29 1991 - 2021
Italy 30.92 30 1991 - 2021
Bahamas 30.78 31 1991 - 2021
Barbados 30.58 32 1991 - 2021
Suriname 30.53 33 1991 - 2021
Serbia 30.41 34 1991 - 2021
Panama 29.96 35 1991 - 2021
Argentina 29.89 36 1991 - 2021
Guyana 29.85 37 1991 - 2021
Lebanon 29.6 38 1991 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 28.84 39 1991 - 2021
Georgia 28.3 40 1991 - 2021
India 28.26 41 1991 - 2021
Albania 27.84 42 1991 - 2021
Iran 27.21 43 1991 - 2021
Iraq 27.2 44 1991 - 2021
Morocco 27.2 45 1991 - 2021
Colombia 26.44 46 1991 - 2021
Syria 26.22 47 1991 - 2021
Jamaica 26.11 48 1991 - 2021
Sri Lanka 26.06 49 1991 - 2021
Zambia 26.05 50 1991 - 2021
Kuwait 25.48 51 1991 - 2021
Yemen 25.47 52 1991 - 2021
Mauritius 25.25 53 1991 - 2021
Sweden 24.54 54 1991 - 2021
Turkey 24.31 55 1991 - 2021
Egypt 24.25 56 1991 - 2021
Croatia 23.63 57 1991 - 2021
Brunei 23.41 58 1991 - 2021
Portugal 23.13 59 1991 - 2021
Mauritania 23.01 60 1991 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 22.94 61 1991 - 2021
Comoros 21.66 62 1991 - 2021
Slovakia 21.47 63 1991 - 2021
Chile 21.39 64 1991 - 2021
Mongolia 21.01 65 1991 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 20.6 66 1991 - 2021
Romania 20.57 67 1991 - 2021
Euro area 20.41 68 1991 - 2021
Afghanistan 20.23 69 1991 - 2021
France 20.09 70 1991 - 2021
Samoa 19.69 71 1991 - 2021
Nigeria 19.61 72 1991 - 2021
Belgium 19.57 73 1991 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 19.28 74 1991 - 2021
Belize 19.27 75 1991 - 2021
Lithuania 19.02 76 1991 - 2021
Bhutan 18.75 77 1991 - 2021
Angola 18.52 78 1991 - 2021
Puerto Rico 18.47 79 1991 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 18.29 80 1991 - 2021
Fiji 18.06 81 1991 - 2021
Finland 18.05 82 1991 - 2021
Maldives 17.74 83 1991 - 2021
Bolivia 17.44 84 1991 - 2021
Ireland 17.43 85 1991 - 2021
Tajikistan 17.38 86 1991 - 2021
Mali 17.31 87 1991 - 2021
Estonia 17.14 88 1991 - 2021
Russia 16.89 89 1991 - 2021
Azerbaijan 16.49 90 1991 - 2021
Ukraine 16.45 91 1991 - 2021
Paraguay 16.27 92 1991 - 2021
Indonesia 16.05 93 1991 - 2021
Uzbekistan 15.95 94 1991 - 2021
Malaysia 15.6 95 1991 - 2021
Latvia 15.53 96 1991 - 2021
Honduras 15.5 97 1991 - 2021
Gambia 15.49 98 1991 - 2021
Luxembourg 15.23 99 1991 - 2021
Hong Kong 14.97 100 1991 - 2021
Venezuela 14.94 101 1991 - 2021
Bangladesh 14.71 102 1991 - 2021
Eritrea 14.62 103 1991 - 2021
Oman 14.57 104 1991 - 2021
Ecuador 14.23 105 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria 14.15 106 1991 - 2021
Canada 14.04 107 1991 - 2021
Slovenia 13.91 108 1991 - 2021
Kenya 13.84 109 1991 - 2021
El Salvador 13.74 110 1991 - 2021
Hungary 13.52 111 1991 - 2021
Poland 13.42 112 1991 - 2021
Iceland 13.36 113 1991 - 2021
UK 13.23 114 1991 - 2021
Norway 13.02 115 1991 - 2021
G.-Bissau 12.84 116 1991 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 12.68 117 1991 - 2021
Cyprus 11.83 118 1991 - 2021
C.A. Republic 11.8 119 1991 - 2021
Nicaragua 11.6 120 1991 - 2021
New Zealand 11.39 121 1991 - 2021
Austria 11.37 122 1991 - 2021
China 11.35 123 1991 - 2021
Belarus 11.31 124 1991 - 2021
Peru 11.16 125 1991 - 2021
Tonga 11.12 126 1991 - 2021
Turkmenistan 11.01 127 1991 - 2021
Australia 10.8 128 1991 - 2021
Sierra Leone 10.77 129 1991 - 2021
UA Emirates 10.66 130 1991 - 2021
Denmark 10.13 131 1991 - 2021
DR Congo 10.08 132 1991 - 2021
Bahrain 9.9 133 1991 - 2021
Malawi 9.85 134 1991 - 2021
Malta 9.78 135 1991 - 2021
Togo 9.71 136 1991 - 2021
Netherlands 9.61 137 1991 - 2021
Ghana 9.59 138 1991 - 2021
USA 9.57 139 1991 - 2021
Nepal 9.5 140 1991 - 2021
Pakistan 9.41 141 1991 - 2021
Macao 9.24 142 1991 - 2021
Singapore 9.12 143 1991 - 2021
Switzerland 9.11 144 1991 - 2021
Israel 8.79 145 1991 - 2021
Moldova 8.6 146 1991 - 2021
Guinea 8.24 147 1991 - 2021
Mexico 8.13 148 1991 - 2021
Mozambique 8.12 149 1991 - 2021
South Korea 7.78 150 1991 - 2021
Burkina Faso 7.72 151 1991 - 2021
Czechia 7.62 152 1991 - 2021
Zimbabwe 7.32 153 1991 - 2021
Philippines 7.31 154 1991 - 2021
Vietnam 7.24 155 1991 - 2021
Guatemala 7.21 156 1991 - 2021
Thailand 6.97 157 1991 - 2021
Germany 6.95 158 1991 - 2021
Cameroon 6.64 159 1991 - 2021
Burma 6.4 160 1991 - 2021
North Korea 6.13 161 1991 - 2021
Ethiopia 5.72 162 1991 - 2021
Ivory Coast 5.68 163 1991 - 2021
Vanuatu 5.4 164 1991 - 2021
Papua N.G. 5.25 165 1991 - 2021
Senegal 5.04 166 1991 - 2021
Madagascar 4.82 167 1991 - 2021
Tanzania 4.6 168 1991 - 2021
Japan 4.36 169 1991 - 2021
Uganda 4.33 170 1991 - 2021
Benin 3.92 171 1991 - 2021
Kazakhstan 3.73 172 1991 - 2021
Burundi 3.39 173 1991 - 2021
Laos 3.32 174 1991 - 2021
Liberia 3.23 175 1991 - 2021
Rwanda 2.93 176 1991 - 2021
Chad 2.44 177 1991 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 1.93 178 1991 - 2021
Cambodia 1.82 179 1991 - 2021
Qatar 1.08 180 1991 - 2021
Niger 1.02 181 1991 - 2021


Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
79.91
64.18
50.90
50.45
45.36
42.33
41.20
41.09
40.97
40.53
40.44
39.62
38.69
38.43
38.32
37.44
36.93
36.87
36.08
35.66
35.62
34.74
34.30
34.12
32.87
32.85
31.90
31.88
31.56
30.92
30.78
30.58
30.53
30.41
29.96
29.89
29.85
29.60
28.84
28.30
28.26
27.84
27.21
27.20
27.20
26.44
26.22
26.11
26.06
26.05
25.48
25.47
25.25
24.54
24.31
24.25
23.63
23.41
23.13
23.01
22.94
21.66
21.47
21.39
21.01
20.60
20.57
20.41
20.23
20.09
19.69
19.61
19.57
19.28
19.27
19.02
18.75
18.52
18.47
18.29
18.06
18.05
17.74
17.44
17.43
17.38
17.31
17.14
16.89
16.49
16.45
16.27
16.05
15.95
15.60
15.53
15.50
15.49
15.23
14.97
14.94
14.71
14.62
14.57
14.23
14.15
14.04
13.91
13.84
13.74
13.52
13.42
13.36
13.23
13.02
12.84
12.68
11.83
11.80
11.60
11.39
11.37
11.35
11.31
11.16
11.12
11.01
10.80
10.77
10.66
10.13
10.08
9.90
9.85
9.78
9.71
9.61
9.59
9.57
9.50
9.41
9.24
9.12
9.11
8.79
8.60
8.24
8.13
8.12
7.78
7.72
7.62
7.32
7.31
7.24
7.21
6.97
6.95
6.64
6.40
6.13
5.72
5.68
5.40
5.25
5.04
4.82
4.60
4.36
4.33
3.92
3.73
3.39
3.32
3.23
2.93
2.44
1.93
1.82
1.08
1.02
0
20
40
59.9
79.91
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