Australia 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.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.84%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.87%, a 0.79% decline from 2017.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.66%, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.67%, a 0.44% 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%
Australia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.84% -0.03%
2018 11.87% -0.79%
2017 12.66% -0.01%
2016 12.67% -0.44%
2015 13.11% -0.17%
2014 13.28% 1.10%
2013 12.18% 0.51%
2012 11.67% 0.35%
2011 11.32% -0.18%
2010 11.50% 0.09%
2009 11.41% 2.64%
2008 8.77% -0.54%
2007 9.31% -0.68%
2006 9.99% -0.62%
2005 10.61% -0.76%
2004 11.37% -0.60%
2003 11.97% -0.85%
2002 12.82% -0.70%
2001 13.52% 1.40%
2000 12.12% -1.00%
1999 13.12% -1.33%
1998 14.45% -1.37%
1997 15.82% 0.19%
1996 15.63% 0.44%
1995 15.19% -1.69%
1994 16.88% -1.68%
1993 18.56% -0.74%
1992 19.30% 1.81%
1991 17.49% 1.81%