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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 19 countries was 18.48 percent. The highest value was in Saint Lucia: 40.02 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
Saint Lucia 40.02 1 1991 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 38.18 2 1991 - 2022
Haiti 34.03 3 1991 - 2022
Costa Rica 31.89 4 1991 - 2022
Barbados 24.49 5 1991 - 2022
Bahamas 23.85 6 1991 - 2022
Belize 21.81 7 1991 - 2022
Panama 20.19 8 1991 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 16.17 9 1991 - 2022
Jamaica 14.58 10 1991 - 2022
Puerto Rico 13.11 11 1991 - 2022
Honduras 12.27 12 1991 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 11.57 13 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 10.71 14 1991 - 2022
Canada 10.01 15 1991 - 2022
El Salvador 8.96 16 1991 - 2022
USA 7.89 17 1991 - 2022
Mexico 6.36 18 1991 - 2022
Guatemala 5.05 19 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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