Country Comparison > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

RankCountryUnemployment, youth ages 15-24 (%)
1Armenia57.6
2Macedonia54.9
3South Africa48.2
4Bosnia and Herzegovina47.3
5West Bank46.9
6Serbia42.5
7Namibia41.7
8Saint Lucia40.8
9Spain37.9
10Albania35.5
11Georgia35.5
12Latvia33.8
13French Polynesia33.2
14Tunisia30.7
15Dominican Republic30.3
16Lithuania29.4
17Saudi Arabia28.2
18Slovakia27.3
19Estonia27.3
20Jamaica27.1
21Jordan27
22Hungary26.5
23Barbados26.2
24Dominica26
25Greece25.8
26Puerto Rico25.5
27Italy25.4
28Turkey25.3
29Sweden25
30Zimbabwe24.9
31Ethiopia24.9
32Egypt24.8
33Ireland24.3
34Algeria24.3
35Guyana24.1
36Aruba23.2
37Colombia23
38Iran23
39France22.6
40Chile22.6
41Indonesia22.2
42Maldives22.2
43Lebanon22.1
44Morocco21.9
45Croatia21.9
46Belgium21.9
47Suriname21.5
48Mauritius21.4
49Sri Lanka21.3
50Argentina21.2
51Romania20.8
52Poland20.7
53Finland20.5
54Seychelles20.3
55Bahrain20.1
56Portugal20
57Mongolia20
58Uruguay20
59Antigua and Barbuda19.9
60Belize19.5
61Syria19.1
62United Kingdom18.9
63Bahamas, The18.9
64Russia18.3
65Brazil17.8
66United States17.6
67Philippines17.4
68Luxembourg17.2
69New Zealand16.6
70Czech Republic16.6
71Bulgaria16.1
72Iceland16
73Moldova15.4
74Canada15.3
75Panama14.9
76Ukraine14.9
77Senegal14.8
78Israel14.7
79Kyrgyzstan14.6
80Azerbaijan14.4
81Ecuador14.1
82Peru14
83Slovenia13.6
84Venezuela13.6
85Cayman Islands13.5
86Malta13.3
87Singapore12.9
88Hong Kong12.6
89Samoa12.2
90United Arab Emirates12.1
91Tonga11.9
92Paraguay11.8
93Australia11.6
94El Salvador11.4
95Kiribati11.3
96Denmark11.2
97Costa Rica11
98Germany11
99Malaysia10.9
100Trinidad and Tobago10.5
101India10.5
102Austria10
103Mexico10
104Korea, South9.8
105Faroe Islands9.4
106Bangladesh9.3
107Bolivia9.2
108Norway9.2
109Japan9.1
110Tanzania8.8
111Nicaragua8.6
112Switzerland8.2
113Pakistan7.7
114Macau7.5
115Isle of Man7.2
116Honduras7
117Kazakhstan6.7
118Netherlands6.6
119Bhutan6.3
120Northern Mariana Islands5.9
121Sierra Leone5.2
122Liberia4.7
123Vietnam4.6
124Thailand4.3
125Niger3.2
126Cuba3.1
127Madagascar2.3
128Qatar1.6
129Benin0.8

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, 2012

See also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 map

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