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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 20 countries was 15.77 percent. The highest value was in Haiti: 34.03 percent and the lowest value was in Guatemala: 5.05 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
Haiti 34.03 1 1991 - 2022
Costa Rica 31.89 2 1991 - 2022
Uruguay 27.58 3 1991 - 2022
Colombia 21.61 4 1991 - 2022
Brazil 21.36 5 1991 - 2022
Panama 20.19 6 1991 - 2022
Argentina 18.57 7 1991 - 2022
Chile 17.25 8 1991 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 16.17 9 1991 - 2022
Paraguay 15.15 10 1991 - 2022
Puerto Rico 13.11 11 1991 - 2022
Honduras 12.27 12 1991 - 2022
Venezuela 11.39 13 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 10.71 14 1991 - 2022
El Salvador 8.96 15 1991 - 2022
Ecuador 8.65 16 1991 - 2022
Bolivia 7.63 17 1991 - 2022
Peru 7.45 18 1991 - 2022
Mexico 6.36 19 1991 - 2022
Guatemala 5.05 20 1991 - 2022



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
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