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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 27 countries was 15.01 percent. The highest value was in Spain: 28.49 percent and the lowest value was in Germany: 6 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
Spain 28.49 1 1991 - 2023
Greece 25.28 2 1991 - 2023
Italy 22.89 3 1991 - 2023
Sweden 22.37 4 1991 - 2023
Romania 22.15 5 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 19.27 6 1991 - 2023
Croatia 19.25 7 1991 - 2023
Portugal 18.58 8 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 17.11 9 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 16.83 10 1991 - 2023
Estonia 15.96 11 1991 - 2023
Finland 15.75 12 1991 - 2023
France 15.68 13 1991 - 2023
Belgium 14.49 14 1991 - 2023
Hungary 12.66 15 1991 - 2023
Latvia 12.19 16 1991 - 2023
Poland 11.49 17 1991 - 2023
Denmark 10.95 18 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 10.8 19 1991 - 2023
Ireland 10.79 20 1991 - 2023
Austria 10.44 21 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 10.44 22 1991 - 2023
Czechia 9.46 23 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 8.73 24 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 8.73 25 1991 - 2023
Malta 8.51 26 1991 - 2023
Germany 6 27 1991 - 2023



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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