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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 176 countries was 16.72 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
South Africa 51.52 2 1991 - 2022
Libya 51.47 3 1991 - 2022
Swaziland 49.77 4 1991 - 2022
R. of Congo 40.77 5 1991 - 2022
Palestine 40.72 6 1991 - 2022
Saint Lucia 40.02 7 1991 - 2022
Namibia 39.78 8 1991 - 2022
Jordan 39.42 9 1991 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 38.18 10 1991 - 2022
N. Caledonia 38.02 11 1991 - 2022
Botswana 37.85 12 1991 - 2022
Tunisia 37.13 13 1991 - 2022
Gabon 36.89 14 1991 - 2022
Somalia 35.63 15 1991 - 2022
North Macedonia 34.9 16 1991 - 2022
Iraq 34.59 17 1991 - 2022
Sudan 34.45 18 1991 - 2022
Haiti 34.03 19 1991 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 33.47 20 1991 - 2022
Costa Rica 31.89 21 1991 - 2022
Cape Verde 30.19 22 1991 - 2022
Greece 30.05 23 1991 - 2022
Georgia 29.07 24 1991 - 2022
Algeria 29.03 25 1991 - 2022
Spain 28.34 26 1991 - 2022
Montenegro 28.26 27 1991 - 2022
Albania 27.79 28 1991 - 2022
Uruguay 27.58 29 1991 - 2022
Lesotho 26.66 30 1991 - 2022
Suriname 26.18 31 1991 - 2022
Sri Lanka 26.12 32 1991 - 2022
Iran 26 33 1991 - 2022
Yemen 25.64 34 1991 - 2022
Lebanon 25.5 35 1991 - 2022
Guyana 25.4 36 1991 - 2022
Morocco 24.94 37 1991 - 2022
Serbia 24.85 38 1991 - 2022
Armenia 24.57 39 1991 - 2022
Barbados 24.49 40 1991 - 2022
Italy 23.93 41 1991 - 2022
Brunei 23.89 42 1991 - 2022
Bahamas 23.85 43 1991 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 23.77 44 1991 - 2022
India 23.22 45 1991 - 2022
Mauritius 22.86 46 1991 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 22.74 47 1991 - 2022
Syria 22.12 48 1991 - 2022
Romania 21.98 49 1991 - 2022
Mauritania 21.9 50 1991 - 2022
Belize 21.81 51 1991 - 2022
Colombia 21.61 52 1991 - 2022
Brazil 21.36 53 1991 - 2022
Samoa 20.81 54 1991 - 2022
Sweden 20.68 55 1991 - 2022
Nepal 20.6 56 1991 - 2022
Comoros 20.27 57 1991 - 2022
Panama 20.19 58 1991 - 2022
Estonia 20.15 59 1991 - 2022
Mongolia 19.37 60 1991 - 2022
Slovakia 19.3 61 1991 - 2022
Turkey 18.98 62 1991 - 2022
Cyprus 18.69 63 1991 - 2022
Argentina 18.57 64 1991 - 2022
Portugal 17.8 65 1991 - 2022
France 17.75 66 1991 - 2022
Croatia 17.56 67 1991 - 2022
Luxembourg 17.54 68 1991 - 2022
Rwanda 17.41 69 1991 - 2022
Tajikistan 17.41 70 1991 - 2022
Angola 17.28 71 1991 - 2022
Chile 17.25 72 1991 - 2022
Egypt 17.1 73 1991 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 16.51 74 1991 - 2022
Belgium 16.27 75 1991 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 16.17 76 1991 - 2022
Kuwait 15.38 77 1991 - 2022
Paraguay 15.15 78 1991 - 2022
Maldives 15.13 79 1991 - 2022
Fiji 14.9 80 1991 - 2022
Bhutan 14.67 81 1991 - 2022
Jamaica 14.58 82 1991 - 2022
Finland 14.47 83 1991 - 2022
Uzbekistan 13.83 84 1991 - 2022
Nigeria 13.44 85 1991 - 2022
Azerbaijan 13.4 86 1991 - 2022
Kenya 13.35 87 1991 - 2022
Latvia 13.2 88 1991 - 2022
China 13.16 89 1991 - 2022
Puerto Rico 13.11 90 1991 - 2022
Indonesia 13.02 91 1991 - 2022
Hong Kong 12.96 92 1991 - 2022
Bangladesh 12.93 93 1991 - 2022
Zimbabwe 12.37 94 1991 - 2022
Honduras 12.27 95 1991 - 2022
Bulgaria 12.23 96 1991 - 2022
Malaysia 11.7 97 1991 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 11.57 98 1991 - 2022
Venezuela 11.39 99 1991 - 2022
Pakistan 11.31 100 1991 - 2022
Belarus 11.22 101 1991 - 2022
Eritrea 11.09 102 1991 - 2022
Slovenia 11.09 103 1991 - 2022
Lithuania 11.05 104 1991 - 2022
Zambia 11.03 105 1991 - 2022
C.A. Republic 10.9 106 1991 - 2022
Iceland 10.73 107 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 10.71 108 1991 - 2022
Turkmenistan 10.59 109 1991 - 2022
Hungary 10.22 110 1991 - 2022
Canada 10.01 111 1991 - 2022
UK 9.94 112 1991 - 2022
Togo 9.81 113 1991 - 2022
Norway 9.64 114 1991 - 2022
Austria 9.4 115 1991 - 2022
DR Congo 9.29 116 1991 - 2022
UA Emirates 9.29 117 1991 - 2022
New Zealand 9.23 118 1991 - 2022
Ireland 9.15 119 1991 - 2022
El Salvador 8.96 120 1991 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 8.88 121 1991 - 2022
Denmark 8.78 122 1991 - 2022
Poland 8.71 123 1991 - 2022
Ecuador 8.65 124 1991 - 2022
Burkina Faso 8.47 125 1991 - 2022
Tonga 8.38 126 1991 - 2022
Australia 8.29 127 1991 - 2022
Malta 8.27 128 1991 - 2022
Moldova 8.11 129 1991 - 2022
Gambia 8.06 130 1991 - 2022
Mozambique 8.05 131 1991 - 2022
Guinea 7.89 132 1991 - 2022
USA 7.89 133 1991 - 2022
Netherlands 7.79 134 1991 - 2022
Malawi 7.73 135 1991 - 2022
Bolivia 7.63 136 1991 - 2022
Oman 7.47 137 1991 - 2022
Peru 7.45 138 1991 - 2022
Vietnam 7.44 139 1991 - 2022
Switzerland 7.37 140 1991 - 2022
Ghana 7.14 141 1991 - 2022
Czechia 7.08 142 1991 - 2022
Macao 7.05 143 1991 - 2022
Cameroon 6.99 144 1991 - 2022
North Korea 6.94 145 1991 - 2022
South Korea 6.88 146 1991 - 2022
Bahrain 6.63 147 1991 - 2022
Uganda 6.58 148 1991 - 2022
Mexico 6.36 149 1991 - 2022
Philippines 6.34 150 1991 - 2022
Ethiopia 6.33 151 1991 - 2022
Singapore 6.12 152 1991 - 2022
Israel 6.03 153 1991 - 2022
Germany 5.75 154 1991 - 2022
Papua N.G. 5.2 155 1991 - 2022
Vanuatu 5.07 156 1991 - 2022
Guatemala 5.05 157 1991 - 2022
Laos 4.78 158 1991 - 2022
Senegal 4.78 159 1991 - 2022
G.-Bissau 4.57 160 1991 - 2022
Mali 4.49 161 1991 - 2022
Thailand 4.47 162 1991 - 2022
Tanzania 4.26 163 1991 - 2022
Japan 4.23 164 1991 - 2022
Ivory Coast 4.2 165 1991 - 2022
Benin 4.18 166 1991 - 2022
Sierra Leone 4.15 167 1991 - 2022
Madagascar 3.95 168 1991 - 2022
Kazakhstan 3.85 169 1991 - 2022
Liberia 3.08 170 1991 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 2.82 171 1991 - 2022
Chad 1.88 172 1991 - 2022
Burundi 1.55 173 1991 - 2022
Cambodia 0.85 174 1991 - 2022
Niger 0.71 175 1991 - 2022
Qatar 0.3 176 1991 - 2022



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
77.19
51.52
51.47
49.77
40.77
40.72
40.02
39.78
39.42
38.18
38.02
37.85
37.13
36.89
35.63
34.90
34.59
34.45
34.03
33.47
31.89
30.19
30.05
29.07
29.03
28.34
28.26
27.79
27.58
26.66
26.18
26.12
26.00
25.64
25.50
25.40
24.94
24.85
24.57
24.49
23.93
23.89
23.85
23.77
23.22
22.86
22.74
22.12
21.98
21.90
21.81
21.61
21.36
20.81
20.68
20.60
20.27
20.19
20.15
19.37
19.30
18.98
18.69
18.57
17.80
17.75
17.56
17.54
17.41
17.41
17.28
17.25
17.10
16.51
16.27
16.17
15.38
15.15
15.13
14.90
14.67
14.58
14.47
13.83
13.44
13.40
13.35
13.20
13.16
13.11
13.02
12.96
12.93
12.37
12.27
12.23
11.70
11.57
11.39
11.31
11.22
11.09
11.09
11.05
11.03
10.90
10.73
10.71
10.59
10.22
10.01
9.94
9.81
9.64
9.40
9.29
9.29
9.23
9.15
8.96
8.88
8.78
8.71
8.65
8.47
8.38
8.29
8.27
8.11
8.06
8.05
7.89
7.89
7.79
7.73
7.63
7.47
7.45
7.44
7.37
7.14
7.08
7.05
6.99
6.94
6.88
6.63
6.58
6.36
6.34
6.33
6.12
6.03
5.75
5.20
5.07
5.05
4.78
4.78
4.57
4.49
4.47
4.26
4.23
4.20
4.18
4.15
3.95
3.85
3.08
2.82
1.88
1.55
0.85
0.71
0.30
0
19.3
38.6
57.9
77.19
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