Bahamas 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.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 23.51%, a 0.59% decline from 2018.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 24.10%, a 2% increase from 2017.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.10%, a 3.72% decline from 2016.
  • Bahamas youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 25.82%, a 0.78% increase 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%
Bahamas Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 23.51% -0.59%
2018 24.10% 2.00%
2017 22.10% -3.72%
2016 25.82% 0.78%
2015 25.04% -4.04%
2014 29.07% -5.27%
2013 34.34% 3.43%
2012 30.91% 3.47%
2011 27.44% -0.06%
2010 27.50% 1.13%
2009 26.37% 9.12%
2008 17.25% -1.89%
2007 19.14% 2.06%
2006 17.08% -3.27%
2005 20.35% -1.47%
2004 21.82% -2.69%
2003 24.51% 4.61%
2002 19.91% 4.78%
2001 15.13% -0.05%
2000 15.17% -0.60%
1999 15.78% -0.15%
1998 15.93% -6.58%
1997 22.51% -1.52%
1996 24.03% 3.18%
1995 20.85% -4.28%
1994 25.13% 2.05%
1993 23.08% -3.97%
1992 27.06% 4.32%
1991 22.73% 4.32%