Australia 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.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.06%, a 0.19% increase 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
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%
Australia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.06% 0.19%
2018 11.87% -0.79%
2017 12.66% -0.01%
2016 12.67% -0.44%
2015 13.11% -0.18%
2014 13.28% 1.10%
2013 12.18% 0.51%
2012 11.67% 0.36%
2011 11.32% -0.18%
2010 11.50% 0.09%
2009 11.41% 2.65%
2008 8.77% -0.54%
2007 9.31% -0.68%
2006 9.99% -0.63%
2005 10.61% -0.75%
2004 11.37% -0.61%
2003 11.97% -0.85%
2002 12.82% -0.69%
2001 13.52% 1.39%
2000 12.12% -1.00%
1999 13.12% -1.32%
1998 14.45% -1.37%
1997 15.82% 0.19%
1996 15.63% 0.43%
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%