Bahamas 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.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 24.50%, a 0.4% increase from 2018.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 24.10%, a 1.59% increase from 2017.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.51%, a 3.21% decline from 2016.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 25.72%, a 0.55% increase 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%
Bahamas Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 24.50% 0.40%
2018 24.10% 1.59%
2017 22.51% -3.21%
2016 25.72% 0.55%
2015 25.17% -3.92%
2014 29.09% -4.97%
2013 34.06% 3.26%
2012 30.80% 3.44%
2011 27.36% 0.78%
2010 26.58% 0.27%
2009 26.31% 9.10%
2008 17.21% -1.88%
2007 19.09% 1.75%
2006 17.34% -2.97%
2005 20.31% -1.54%
2004 21.85% -2.61%
2003 24.46% 4.76%
2002 19.70% 4.60%
2001 15.10% -0.43%
2000 15.53% -0.23%
1999 15.76% -0.15%
1998 15.91% -6.57%
1997 22.48% -1.54%
1996 24.02% 3.17%
1995 20.85% -4.28%
1994 25.13% 2.05%
1993 23.08% -3.98%
1992 27.06% 4.32%
1991 22.74% 4.32%