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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 46 countries was 14.12 percent. The highest value was in Jordan: 41.69 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 0.63 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
Jordan 41.69 1 1991 - 2023
Syria 33.35 2 1991 - 2023
Yemen 32.91 3 1991 - 2023
Iraq 32.28 4 1991 - 2023
Georgia 30.54 5 1991 - 2023
Bhutan 29.45 6 1991 - 2023
Sri Lanka 26.71 7 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 23.85 8 1991 - 2023
Iran 22.65 9 1991 - 2023
Nepal 20.55 10 1991 - 2023
Afghanistan 19.8 11 1991 - 2023
Armenia 18.65 12 1991 - 2023
India 17.97 13 1991 - 2023
Tajikistan 16.7 14 1991 - 2023
Brunei 16.64 15 1991 - 2023
China 15.9 16 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 15.61 17 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 14.82 18 1991 - 2023
Maldives 14.55 19 1991 - 2023
Azerbaijan 13.61 20 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 13.26 21 1991 - 2023
Bangladesh 12.27 22 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 10.66 23 1991 - 2023
Uzbekistan 10.56 24 1991 - 2023
Hong Kong 10.53 25 1991 - 2023
Pakistan 10.01 26 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 9.84 27 1991 - 2023
Burma 9.77 28 1991 - 2023
Mongolia 9.73 29 1991 - 2023
Turkmenistan 8.96 30 1991 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 8.24 31 1991 - 2023
Singapore 7.57 32 1991 - 2023
North Korea 7.15 33 1991 - 2023
Oman 6.99 34 1991 - 2023
Philippines 6.69 35 1991 - 2023
Vietnam 6.33 36 1991 - 2023
Laos 6.29 37 1991 - 2023
Israel 5.87 38 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 5.76 39 1991 - 2023
Thailand 5.52 40 1991 - 2023
South Korea 5.03 41 1991 - 2023
Macao 4.97 42 1991 - 2023
Japan 4.2 43 1991 - 2023
Kazakhstan 3.64 44 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 0.72 45 1991 - 2023
Qatar 0.63 46 1991 - 2023



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
41.69
33.35
32.91
32.28
30.54
29.45
26.71
23.85
22.65
20.55
19.80
18.65
17.97
16.70
16.64
15.90
15.61
14.82
14.55
13.61
13.26
12.27
10.66
10.56
10.53
10.01
9.84
9.77
9.73
8.96
8.24
7.57
7.15
6.99
6.69
6.33
6.29
5.87
5.76
5.52
5.03
4.97
4.20
3.64
0.72
0.63
0
10.4
20.8
31.3
41.69
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