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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 40 countries was 15.43 percent. The highest value was in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 29.81 percent and the lowest value was in Moldova: 3.51 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
Bosnia & Herz. 29.81 1 1991 - 2023
Spain 28.49 2 1991 - 2023
North Macedonia 27.2 3 1991 - 2023
Montenegro 27.05 4 1991 - 2023
Albania 26.94 5 1991 - 2023
Greece 25.28 6 1991 - 2023
Italy 22.89 7 1991 - 2023
Sweden 22.37 8 1991 - 2023
Romania 22.15 9 1991 - 2023
Serbia 21.48 10 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 19.27 11 1991 - 2023
Croatia 19.25 12 1991 - 2023
Portugal 18.58 13 1991 - 2023
Turkey 17.91 14 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 17.11 15 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 16.83 16 1991 - 2023
Estonia 15.96 17 1991 - 2023
Finland 15.75 18 1991 - 2023
France 15.68 19 1991 - 2023
Belgium 14.49 20 1991 - 2023
Hungary 12.66 21 1991 - 2023
Russia 12.42 22 1991 - 2023
Latvia 12.19 23 1991 - 2023
UK 12.01 24 1991 - 2023
Poland 11.49 25 1991 - 2023
Denmark 10.95 26 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 10.8 27 1991 - 2023
Ireland 10.79 28 1991 - 2023
Austria 10.44 29 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 10.44 30 1991 - 2023
Norway 10.33 31 1991 - 2023
Belarus 9.92 32 1991 - 2023
Czechia 9.46 33 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 8.73 34 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 8.73 35 1991 - 2023
Malta 8.51 36 1991 - 2023
Switzerland 6.72 37 1991 - 2023
Iceland 6.55 38 1991 - 2023
Germany 6 39 1991 - 2023
Moldova 3.51 40 1991 - 2023



Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
29.81
28.49
27.20
27.05
26.94
25.28
22.89
22.37
22.15
21.48
19.27
19.25
18.58
17.91
17.11
16.83
15.96
15.75
15.68
14.49
12.66
12.42
12.19
12.01
11.49
10.95
10.80
10.79
10.44
10.44
10.33
9.92
9.46
8.73
8.73
8.51
6.72
6.55
6.00
3.51
0
7.5
14.9
22.4
29.81
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