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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 52 countries was 18.02 percent. The highest value was in Djibouti: 76.86 percent and the lowest value was in Niger: 0.64 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Youth unemployment, 2023 Global rank Available data
Djibouti 76.86 1 1991 - 2023
South Africa 50.47 2 1991 - 2023
Libya 48.79 3 1991 - 2023
Swaziland 47.34 4 1991 - 2023
Botswana 43.61 5 1991 - 2023
R. of Congo 40.9 6 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 40.46 7 1991 - 2023
Sudan 39.05 8 1991 - 2023
Namibia 38.41 9 1991 - 2023
Gabon 36.41 10 1991 - 2023
Somalia 34.48 11 1991 - 2023
Algeria 31.33 12 1991 - 2023
Cape Verde 28.58 13 1991 - 2023
Angola 27.63 14 1991 - 2023
Lesotho 24.51 15 1991 - 2023
Mauritania 23.92 16 1991 - 2023
Morocco 23.41 17 1991 - 2023
Rwanda 21.87 18 1991 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 21.12 19 1991 - 2023
Mauritius 18.37 20 1991 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 16.36 21 1991 - 2023
Egypt 15.6 22 1991 - 2023
Zimbabwe 14.57 23 1991 - 2023
Kenya 12.33 24 1991 - 2023
Comoros 10.8 25 1991 - 2023
C.A. Republic 10.76 26 1991 - 2023
Eritrea 10.06 27 1991 - 2023
Togo 9.19 28 1991 - 2023
DR Congo 8.4 29 1991 - 2023
Burkina Faso 8.15 30 1991 - 2023
Zambia 7.91 31 1991 - 2023
Mozambique 7.74 32 1991 - 2023
Guinea 7.32 33 1991 - 2023
Gambia 7.19 34 1991 - 2023
Malawi 6.69 35 1991 - 2023
Nigeria 6.69 36 1991 - 2023
Ghana 6.68 37 1991 - 2023
Cameroon 6.46 38 1991 - 2023
Ethiopia 5.34 39 1991 - 2023
Mali 4.57 40 1991 - 2023
Uganda 4.47 41 1991 - 2023
Senegal 4.15 42 1991 - 2023
Ivory Coast 3.98 43 1991 - 2023
G.-Bissau 3.91 44 1991 - 2023
Benin 3.75 45 1991 - 2023
Sierra Leone 3.64 46 1991 - 2023
Tanzania 3.48 47 1991 - 2023
Madagascar 3.46 48 1991 - 2023
Liberia 2.13 49 1991 - 2023
Burundi 1.59 50 1991 - 2023
Chad 1.33 51 1991 - 2023
Niger 0.64 52 1991 - 2023



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
76.86
50.47
48.79
47.34
43.61
40.90
40.46
39.05
38.41
36.41
34.48
31.33
28.58
27.63
24.51
23.92
23.41
21.87
21.12
18.37
16.36
15.60
14.57
12.33
10.80
10.76
10.06
9.19
8.40
8.15
7.91
7.74
7.32
7.19
6.69
6.69
6.68
6.46
5.34
4.57
4.47
4.15
3.98
3.91
3.75
3.64
3.48
3.46
2.13
1.59
1.33
0.64
0
19.2
38.4
57.6
76.86
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