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

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