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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 20 countries was 14.84 percent. The highest value was in Haiti: 37.21 percent and the lowest value was in Mexico: 5.85 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
Haiti 37.21 1 1991 - 2023
Uruguay 26.09 2 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 24.74 3 1991 - 2023
Chile 21.65 4 1991 - 2023
Colombia 19.21 5 1991 - 2023
Argentina 18.82 6 1991 - 2023
Panama 18.22 7 1991 - 2023
Brazil 17.74 8 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 14.14 9 1991 - 2023
Honduras 12.18 10 1991 - 2023
Paraguay 12.14 11 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 12.06 12 1991 - 2023
Venezuela 11.66 13 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 9.19 14 1991 - 2023
Peru 7.86 15 1991 - 2023
Ecuador 7.54 16 1991 - 2023
Bolivia 7.18 17 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 6.91 18 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 6.44 19 1991 - 2023
Mexico 5.85 20 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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