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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 12 countries was 16.49 percent. The highest value was in Uruguay: 26.09 percent and the lowest value was in Bolivia: 7.18 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
Uruguay 26.09 1 -
Suriname 26.03 2 -
Guyana 21.94 3 -
Chile 21.65 4 -
Colombia 19.21 5 -
Argentina 18.82 6 -
Brazil 17.74 7 -
Paraguay 12.14 8 -
Venezuela 11.66 9 -
Peru 7.86 10 -
Ecuador 7.54 11 -
Bolivia 7.18 12 -



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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