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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 45 countries was 15.06 percent. The highest value was in Palestine: 40.72 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 0.3 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
Palestine 40.72 1 1991 - 2022
Jordan 39.42 2 1991 - 2022
Iraq 34.59 3 1991 - 2022
Georgia 29.07 4 1991 - 2022
Sri Lanka 26.12 5 1991 - 2022
Iran 26 6 1991 - 2022
Yemen 25.64 7 1991 - 2022
Lebanon 25.5 8 1991 - 2022
Armenia 24.57 9 1991 - 2022
Brunei 23.89 10 1991 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 23.77 11 1991 - 2022
India 23.22 12 1991 - 2022
Syria 22.12 13 1991 - 2022
Nepal 20.6 14 1991 - 2022
Mongolia 19.37 15 1991 - 2022
Tajikistan 17.41 16 1991 - 2022
Kuwait 15.38 17 1991 - 2022
Maldives 15.13 18 1991 - 2022
Bhutan 14.67 19 1991 - 2022
Uzbekistan 13.83 20 1991 - 2022
Azerbaijan 13.4 21 1991 - 2022
China 13.16 22 1991 - 2022
Indonesia 13.02 23 1991 - 2022
Hong Kong 12.96 24 1991 - 2022
Bangladesh 12.93 25 1991 - 2022
Malaysia 11.7 26 1991 - 2022
Pakistan 11.31 27 1991 - 2022
Turkmenistan 10.59 28 1991 - 2022
UA Emirates 9.29 29 1991 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 8.88 30 1991 - 2022
Oman 7.47 31 1991 - 2022
Vietnam 7.44 32 1991 - 2022
Macao 7.05 33 1991 - 2022
North Korea 6.94 34 1991 - 2022
South Korea 6.88 35 1991 - 2022
Bahrain 6.63 36 1991 - 2022
Philippines 6.34 37 1991 - 2022
Singapore 6.12 38 1991 - 2022
Israel 6.03 39 1991 - 2022
Laos 4.78 40 1991 - 2022
Thailand 4.47 41 1991 - 2022
Japan 4.23 42 1991 - 2022
Kazakhstan 3.85 43 1991 - 2022
Cambodia 0.85 44 1991 - 2022
Qatar 0.3 45 1991 - 2022



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
40.72
39.42
34.59
29.07
26.12
26.00
25.64
25.50
24.57
23.89
23.77
23.22
22.12
20.60
19.37
17.41
15.38
15.13
14.67
13.83
13.40
13.16
13.02
12.96
12.93
11.70
11.31
10.59
9.29
8.88
7.47
7.44
7.05
6.94
6.88
6.63
6.34
6.12
6.03
4.78
4.47
4.23
3.85
0.85
0.30
0
10.2
20.4
30.5
40.72
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