Country Comparison > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

RankCountryUnemployment, youth ages 15-24 (%)
1Bosnia and Herzegovina62.8
2Greece55.3
3Kosovo55.3
4Macedonia53.9
5Spain53.2
6South Africa51.5
7Serbia51.1
8Guyana46.05
9Croatia43.1
10Tunisia42.3
11Montenegro41.1
12Saint Lucia40.8
13Namibia40.1
14Armenia39.2
15Gaza Strip38.8
16West Bank38.8
17Portugal37.6
18Italy35.3
19Lesotho34.4
20Slovakia34
21Jamaica34
22Yemen33.7
23Georgia33.3
24French Polynesia33.2
25Bahamas, The30.8
26Dominican Republic29.4
27Guam29.4
28Jordan29.3
29Algeria28.4
30Latvia28.4
31Saudi Arabia28.3
32Bulgaria28.1
33Hungary28.1
34Puerto Rico26.6
35Poland26.5
36Lithuania26.4
37Barbados26.2
38Dominica26
39Ethiopia24.9
40Egypt24.8
41Ireland24
42France23.8
43Mauritius23.7
44Sweden23.7
45Zambia23.4
46Aruba23.2
47Iran23
48Romania22.7
49Albania22.5
50Indonesia22.2
51Maldives22.2
52Colombia21.9
53Suriname21.5
54United Kingdom21
55Estonia20.9
56Slovenia20.6
57Seychelles20.3
58Antigua and Barbuda19.9
59Belgium19.8
60Belize19.5
61Czech Republic19.5
62Syria19.2
63Luxembourg18.8
64Morocco18.6
65Uruguay18.5
66Costa Rica18.4
67Argentina18.3
68Finland17.7
69New Zealand17.7
70Turkey17.5
71Ukraine17.3
72United States17.3
73Sri Lanka17.3
74Venezuela17.1
75Lebanon16.8
76Tajikistan16.7
77Ghana16.6
78Chile16.3
79Philippines16.3
80Samoa16.1
81Brazil15.4
82East Timor14.8
83Russia14.8
84Senegal14.8
85Panama14.6
86Kyrgyzstan14.6
87Canada14.3
88Denmark14.2
89Azerbaijan14.2
90Malta14.2
91Botswana13.6
92Iceland13.6
93Cayman Islands13.5
94Moldova13.1
95Belarus12.6
96El Salvador12.4
97Israel12.1
98United Arab Emirates12.1
99Tonga11.9
100Mongolia11.9
101Australia11.7
102Kuwait11.3
103Paraguay11.2
104Ecuador11.1
105Bermuda10.8
106India10.7
107Trinidad and Tobago10.5
108Malaysia10.3
109Netherlands9.5
110Peru9.5
111Mexico9.4
112Faroe Islands9.4
113Hong Kong9.3
114Bangladesh9.3
115Korea, South9
116Norway8.6
117Nicaragua8.6
118Switzerland8.4
119Austria8.3
120Germany8.1
121Honduras8
122Japan7.9
123Pakistan7.7
124Zimbabwe7.6
125Guatemala7.5
126Isle of Man7.2
127Bhutan7.2
128Tanzania7.1
129Monaco6.9
130Singapore6.7
131Bolivia6.2
132Northern Mariana Islands5.9
133Macau5.8
134Vietnam5.5
135Uganda5.4
136Liberia5.1
137Bahrain5
138Kazakhstan3.9
139Burkina Faso3.8
140Cambodia3.4
141Niger3.2
142Cuba3.1
143Thailand2.8
144Madagascar2.3
145Qatar1.3
146Benin0.8

Definition: This entry gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 map

Related News

Push for Jobs for Young People in World Agriculture
The Pig Site - 2/3/2016 8:15:10 AM
Of the estimated 200 million unemployed people in 2014, 37 per cent (or 73 million) were between the ages ... youth live in the world today - just over 14 per cent of the global population. Almost 88 per cent of these young people live in developing ...

At opening of Youth Forum, UN launches new initiative to tackle employment crisis
UN News Centre - 2/1/2016 9:32:07 PM
Each and every one of us can be an agent of change, no matter our age or means,” said Oh ... for young people,” Mr. Oh added. “Youth unemployment continues to be on the rise. Young people all over the world face a world where inequalities are high ...

Ahead of Uganda's National Poll, Youth Feel Marginalized
Voice of America - 2/3/2016 7:53:42 AM
As Uganda prepares for national elections this month, the country’s youth are split over the decision ... Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world, with 78 percent of the population below the age of 30. Yet when it comes to voting in the ...

World Bank documents growth of “ninis” in Latin America: Youth neither working nor in school
rinf.com - 2/1/2016 4:17:09 PM
For men, the main factor was dropping out of school at an early age followed by unemployment ... 10 percent of the country’s population that is unemployed. In Latin America as whole, the World Bank estimated that one in five youth were out school ...

Want a Flexible Retirement? Here’s How 10 Countries Stack Up
Think Advisor - 2/2/2016 4:08:48 PM
In countries that are part of the ... sense of belonging to their employer. Retirement age: 65 Life expectancy at 60: 25 Population 65 and older: 19% Employment rate of older workers: 46% Youth unemployment in France is 25%, Aegon found, so most of the ...

How U.S. gun deaths compare to other countries
WTSP - 2/3/2016 3:17:30 PM
"Overall, our results show that the U.S., which has the most firearms per capita in the world, suffers disproportionately ... Compared to those in the same age groups in other wealthy countries, Americans aged 15-24 are 49 times more likely to be the ...

Scary future for jobless youths
The Nation - 2/4/2016 5:03:42 PM
With 186,987,563 people, we currently account for 2.5 per cent of the world’s population – the seventh highest. So, if our youth population (aged 35 and below), now about 80 million, grows to 200 million, they would displace over 200 countries across ...

This New Platform Will Amplify Voices Affected by Global Youth Unemployment
The Huffington Post - 1/13/2016 12:29:08 PM
We believe the global conversation around youth unemployment ... billion youth -- ages 15-24 -- making up 18 percent of the global population. Youth and children together -- ages 24 and younger -- account for nearly 50 percent of the world's population.

Youth unemployment seen as 'scarring' by global group
CNN Money - 7/10/2012 12:31:59 PM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As the jobs crisis drags on, high unemployment could permanently damage the economic prospects of the ... about 18.6% of youth were neither employed nor in school or training programs across the OECD's 34 countries, the think tank ...

Want to grow? Get the youth on the high table
Standard Group - 2/2/2016 9:09:27 PM
Young people’s economic vitality and ambition are powerful growth engines for every country. Youth unemployment in Kenya is a ticking time bomb. Today, unemployment stands at 40 per cent of the national population. The World Bank estimates that 800,000 ...

FAO to Lead Efforts for Youth in Agric, as UN Initiative Targets Job Creation
This Day Live - 2/4/2016 2:23:14 AM
Of the estimated 200 million unemployed people in 2014, 37 per cent (or 73 million) were between the ages ... youth live in the world today - just over 14 per cent of the global population. Almost 88 per cent of these young people live in developing ...

Youth Unemployment in Nigeria: A Situation Analysis
Brookings - 9/23/2014 4:44:03 AM
Here we explore a number of trends in youth unemployment in Nigeria and discuss various government programs attempting to address the problem. First, in terms of age ... World Bank (2003): Youth Employment Policy in Developing and Transition Countries ...

Generation jobless
The Economist online - 4/26/2013 5:25:08 PM
A World Bank database compiled from households shows more than 260m young people in developing economies are similarly “inactive”. The Economist calculates ... helped it reduce youth unemployment despite only modest growth. Countries with high youth ...

Global Youth Unemployment Rate Rising Rapidly
mintpressnews.com - 2/8/2015 11:57:30 PM
The world ... the 2014 youth unemployment rate was almost three times higher than the overall unemployment rate. The ILO predicts overall unemployment rates “to decline gradually in developed economies” while at the same time “many countries ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview