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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 39 countries was 16.22 percent. The highest value was in North Macedonia: 34.9 percent and the lowest value was in Germany: 5.75 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
North Macedonia 34.9 1 1991 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 33.47 2 1991 - 2022
Greece 30.05 3 1991 - 2022
Spain 28.34 4 1991 - 2022
Montenegro 28.26 5 1991 - 2022
Albania 27.79 6 1991 - 2022
Serbia 24.85 7 1991 - 2022
Italy 23.93 8 1991 - 2022
Romania 21.98 9 1991 - 2022
Sweden 20.68 10 1991 - 2022
Estonia 20.15 11 1991 - 2022
Slovakia 19.3 12 1991 - 2022
Turkey 18.98 13 1991 - 2022
Cyprus 18.69 14 1991 - 2022
Portugal 17.8 15 1991 - 2022
France 17.75 16 1991 - 2022
Croatia 17.56 17 1991 - 2022
Luxembourg 17.54 18 1991 - 2022
Belgium 16.27 19 1991 - 2022
Finland 14.47 20 1991 - 2022
Latvia 13.2 21 1991 - 2022
Bulgaria 12.23 22 1991 - 2022
Belarus 11.22 23 1991 - 2022
Slovenia 11.09 24 1991 - 2022
Lithuania 11.05 25 1991 - 2022
Iceland 10.73 26 1991 - 2022
Hungary 10.22 27 1991 - 2022
UK 9.94 28 1991 - 2022
Norway 9.64 29 1991 - 2022
Austria 9.4 30 1991 - 2022
Ireland 9.15 31 1991 - 2022
Denmark 8.78 32 1991 - 2022
Poland 8.71 33 1991 - 2022
Malta 8.27 34 1991 - 2022
Moldova 8.11 35 1991 - 2022
Netherlands 7.79 36 1991 - 2022
Switzerland 7.37 37 1991 - 2022
Czechia 7.08 38 1991 - 2022
Germany 5.75 39 1991 - 2022



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
34.90
33.47
30.05
28.34
28.26
27.79
24.85
23.93
21.98
20.68
20.15
19.30
18.98
18.69
17.80
17.75
17.56
17.54
16.27
14.47
13.20
12.23
11.22
11.09
11.05
10.73
10.22
9.94
9.64
9.40
9.15
8.78
8.71
8.27
8.11
7.79
7.37
7.08
5.75
0
8.7
17.5
26.2
34.9
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