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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 52 countries was 18.46 percent. The highest value was in Djibouti: 77.19 percent and the lowest value was in Niger: 0.71 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Youth unemployment, 2022 Global rank Available data
Djibouti 77.19 1 1991 - 2022
South Africa 51.52 2 1991 - 2022
Libya 51.47 3 1991 - 2022
Swaziland 49.77 4 1991 - 2022
R. of Congo 40.77 5 1991 - 2022
Namibia 39.78 6 1991 - 2022
Botswana 37.85 7 1991 - 2022
Tunisia 37.13 8 1991 - 2022
Gabon 36.89 9 1991 - 2022
Somalia 35.63 10 1991 - 2022
Sudan 34.45 11 1991 - 2022
Cape Verde 30.19 12 1991 - 2022
Algeria 29.03 13 1991 - 2022
Lesotho 26.66 14 1991 - 2022
Morocco 24.94 15 1991 - 2022
Mauritius 22.86 16 1991 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 22.74 17 1991 - 2022
Mauritania 21.9 18 1991 - 2022
Comoros 20.27 19 1991 - 2022
Rwanda 17.41 20 1991 - 2022
Angola 17.28 21 1991 - 2022
Egypt 17.1 22 1991 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 16.51 23 1991 - 2022
Nigeria 13.44 24 1991 - 2022
Kenya 13.35 25 1991 - 2022
Zimbabwe 12.37 26 1991 - 2022
Eritrea 11.09 27 1991 - 2022
Zambia 11.03 28 1991 - 2022
C.A. Republic 10.9 29 1991 - 2022
Togo 9.81 30 1991 - 2022
DR Congo 9.29 31 1991 - 2022
Burkina Faso 8.47 32 1991 - 2022
Gambia 8.06 33 1991 - 2022
Mozambique 8.05 34 1991 - 2022
Guinea 7.89 35 1991 - 2022
Malawi 7.73 36 1991 - 2022
Ghana 7.14 37 1991 - 2022
Cameroon 6.99 38 1991 - 2022
Uganda 6.58 39 1991 - 2022
Ethiopia 6.33 40 1991 - 2022
Senegal 4.78 41 1991 - 2022
G.-Bissau 4.57 42 1991 - 2022
Mali 4.49 43 1991 - 2022
Tanzania 4.26 44 1991 - 2022
Ivory Coast 4.2 45 1991 - 2022
Benin 4.18 46 1991 - 2022
Sierra Leone 4.15 47 1991 - 2022
Madagascar 3.95 48 1991 - 2022
Liberia 3.08 49 1991 - 2022
Chad 1.88 50 1991 - 2022
Burundi 1.55 51 1991 - 2022
Niger 0.71 52 1991 - 2022



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
77.19
51.52
51.47
49.77
40.77
39.78
37.85
37.13
36.89
35.63
34.45
30.19
29.03
26.66
24.94
22.86
22.74
21.90
20.27
17.41
17.28
17.10
16.51
13.44
13.35
12.37
11.09
11.03
10.90
9.81
9.29
8.47
8.06
8.05
7.89
7.73
7.14
6.99
6.58
6.33
4.78
4.57
4.49
4.26
4.20
4.18
4.15
3.95
3.08
1.88
1.55
0.71
0
19.3
38.6
57.9
77.19
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