UAE Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.34%, a 0.29% increase from 2018.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.05%, a 0.8% decline from 2017.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.85%, a 2.02% increase from 2016.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.83%, a 0.68% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
UAE Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.34% 0.29%
2018 7.05% -0.80%
2017 7.85% 2.02%
2016 5.83% -0.68%
2015 6.51% -0.52%
2014 7.03% -0.64%
2013 7.67% 0.27%
2012 7.41% 0.13%
2011 7.28% -0.18%
2010 7.46% 0.53%
2009 6.93% 1.12%
2008 5.82% -0.16%
2007 5.98% -1.15%
2006 7.13% -0.97%
2005 8.09% 0.22%
2004 7.87% 0.53%
2003 7.34% 0.50%
2002 6.84% 0.54%
2001 6.30% 0.32%
2000 5.98% -0.04%
1999 6.02% 0.32%
1998 5.70% 0.23%
1997 5.47% -0.04%
1996 5.51% 0.35%
1995 5.16% 0.09%
1994 5.07% -0.20%
1993 5.26% 0.67%
1992 4.60% 0.08%
1991 4.52% 0.08%