Country Comparison > Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

RankCountryUnemployment, youth ages 15-24 (%)
1French Polynesia56.7
2Kosovo55.4
3South Africa53.4
4Libya48.7
5Swaziland47.1
6Saint Lucia46.2
7Macedonia45.4
8Gaza Strip42.2
9West Bank42.2
10Malawi40.5
11Greece39.9
12Angola39.4
13Algeria39.3
14South Sudan38.6
15New Caledonia38.4
16Namibia38
17Armenia36.3
18Botswana36
19Syria35.8
20Gabon35.7
21Jordan35.6
22Tunisia35
23Lesotho34.4
24Spain34.3
25Bosnia and Herzegovina33.8
26Italy32.2
27Albania31.9
28Samoa31.9
29Georgia29.9
30Serbia29.7
31Egypt29.6
32Barbados29.6
33Guam29.4
34Montenegro29.4
35Bermuda29.3
36Brunei28.9
37Saudi Arabia28.8
38Brazil28.5
39Cape Verde27.8
40Iran27.6
41San Marino27.4
42Monaco26.6
43Puerto Rico26.6
44Nauru26.6
45Uruguay25.9
46Bahamas, The25.8
47Iraq25.6
48Ethiopia25.2
49Yemen24.5
50Jamaica24.2
51Zambia24
52Mauritius23.9
53Croatia23.7
54Argentina23.7
55India22.5
56Morocco22.2
57Guyana21.5
58Nepal21.4
59Sri Lanka21
60France20.8
61Sao Tome and Principe20.8
62Tuvalu20.6
63Costa Rica20.6
64Rwanda20.6
65Portugal20.3
66Turkey20.2
67Comoros19.5
68Micronesia, Federated States of18.9
69Colombia18.5
70Laos18.2
71Chile18.1
72Ukraine17.9
73Afghanistan17.6
74Kiribati17.1
75Russia17
76Finland17
77Mali16.9
78Mongolia16.8
79Sweden16.8
80Zimbabwe16.5
81Indonesia16.5
82Romania16.2
83Maldives15.9
84Belgium15.8
85Fiji15.4
86Kuwait15.4
87Belize15.3
88Mauritania15.2
89Slovakia14.9
90Uganda14.8
91Peru14.7
92Venezuela14.6
93Paraguay14.5
94Luxembourg14.2
95Kyrgyzstan14.2
96Nigeria13.8
97Cayman Islands13.8
98Ireland13.8
99Oman13.7
100Dominican Republic13.5
101Azerbaijan13.4
102Suriname13.4
103East Timor13.2
104Gambia, The13.1
105Bangladesh12.8
106Bulgaria12.7
107Latvia12.2
108Estonia11.8
109Australia11.8
110Poland11.7
111Seychelles11.6
112New Zealand11.5
113United Kingdom11.3
114Lithuania11.1
115Canada11.1
116Marshall Islands11
117Honduras10.7
118Bhutan10.7
119Belarus10.6
120Malaysia10.5
121Panama10.2
122Korea, South10.2
123Hungary10.2
124Isle of Man10.1
125Norway9.7
126El Salvador9.6
127Denmark9.4
128Austria9.4
129Sierra Leone9.4
130Singapore9.1
131Ghana9.1
132Malta9.1
133Slovenia8.8
134Trinidad and Tobago8.7
135Burkina Faso8.7
136Hong Kong8.7
137Congo, Democratic Republic of the8.7
138United States8.6
139Nicaragua8.5
140Senegal8.1
141Switzerland7.9
142Ecuador7.9
143Pakistan7.8
144Mozambique7.4
145Kenya7.4
146Moldova7.4
147Israel7.2
148Netherlands7.2
149Mexico6.9
150Bolivia6.9
151United Arab Emirates6.9
152Vietnam6.9
153Czech Republic6.7
154Philippines6.7
155Cameroon6.3
156Germany6.2
157Iceland6.1
158Cuba6.1
159Benin5.6
160Bahrain5.3
161Macau5.3
162Guatemala5
163Tanzania3.9
164Togo3.9
165Kazakhstan3.8
166Thailand3.7
167Japan3.6
168Papua New Guinea3.6
169Burundi2.9
170Liberia2.3
171Burma2
172Solomon Islands1.3
173Cambodia1.1
174Guinea1
175Madagascar1
176Niger0.7
177Qatar0.4

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, 2020

See also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 map

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