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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was 26.28 percent. The highest value was in Djibouti: 77.19 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
Djibouti 77.19 1 1991 - 2022
Libya 51.47 2 1991 - 2022
Jordan 39.42 3 1991 - 2022
Tunisia 37.13 4 1991 - 2022
Iraq 34.59 5 1991 - 2022
Algeria 29.03 6 1991 - 2022
Iran 26 7 1991 - 2022
Yemen 25.64 8 1991 - 2022
Lebanon 25.5 9 1991 - 2022
Morocco 24.94 10 1991 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 23.77 11 1991 - 2022
Syria 22.12 12 1991 - 2022
Egypt 17.1 13 1991 - 2022
Kuwait 15.38 14 1991 - 2022
UA Emirates 9.29 15 1991 - 2022
Oman 7.47 16 1991 - 2022
Bahrain 6.63 17 1991 - 2022
Qatar 0.3 18 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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