UAE Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 7.19%, a 0.14% 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 2.05% increase from 2016.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.80%, a 0.19% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
UAE Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.19% 0.14%
2018 7.05% -0.80%
2017 7.85% 2.05%
2016 5.80% -0.19%
2015 5.99% -0.02%
2014 6.01% -0.15%
2013 6.16% -0.24%
2012 6.40% -0.37%
2011 6.77% -0.66%
2010 7.43% -0.54%
2009 7.97% 0.00%
2008 7.97% -0.10%
2007 8.07% 0.15%
2006 7.92% -0.17%
2005 8.09% 0.80%
2004 7.29% 0.45%
2003 6.84% 0.19%
2002 6.65% 0.22%
2001 6.43% 0.48%
2000 5.95% -0.01%
1999 5.96% 0.16%
1998 5.80% 0.38%
1997 5.42% 0.01%
1996 5.41% 0.07%
1995 5.34% 0.13%
1994 5.21% 0.06%
1993 5.15% 0.06%
1992 5.09% 0.05%
1991 5.04% 0.05%