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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 12 countries was 17.35 percent. The highest value was in Uruguay: 27.58 percent and the lowest value was in Peru: 7.45 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
Uruguay 27.58 1 -
Suriname 26.18 2 -
Guyana 25.4 3 -
Colombia 21.61 4 -
Brazil 21.36 5 -
Argentina 18.57 6 -
Chile 17.25 7 -
Paraguay 15.15 8 -
Venezuela 11.39 9 -
Ecuador 8.65 10 -
Bolivia 7.63 11 -
Peru 7.45 12 -



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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