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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 19 countries was 17.82 percent. The highest value was in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 42.19 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
St. Vincent & ... 42.19 1 1991 - 2023
Haiti 37.21 2 1991 - 2023
Saint Lucia 36.35 3 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 24.74 4 1991 - 2023
Barbados 24.56 5 1991 - 2023
Bahamas 23.8 6 1991 - 2023
Panama 18.22 7 1991 - 2023
Jamaica 18.05 8 1991 - 2023
Belize 17.28 9 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 14.14 10 1991 - 2023
Honduras 12.18 11 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 12.06 12 1991 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 10.93 13 1991 - 2023
Canada 10.56 14 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 9.19 15 1991 - 2023
USA 7.98 16 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 6.91 17 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 6.44 18 1991 - 2023
Mexico 5.85 19 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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