Belize 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.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.12%, a 0.18% decline from 2018.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.31%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 15.38%, a 0.93% decline from 2016.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 16.30%, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Belize Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 15.12% -0.18%
2018 15.31% -0.07%
2017 15.38% -0.93%
2016 16.30% -0.12%
2015 16.42% -1.75%
2014 18.17% 1.40%
2013 16.77% -0.04%
2012 16.81% -0.10%
2011 16.90% -0.10%
2010 17.00% 0.00%
2009 17.00% 0.55%
2008 16.45% -0.56%
2007 17.01% -1.42%
2006 18.43% -2.57%
2005 21.00% 0.46%
2004 20.54% 0.51%
2003 20.03% 0.51%
2002 19.52% 1.68%
2001 17.84% -2.99%
2000 20.83% -3.45%
1999 24.28% -2.61%
1998 26.89% 2.72%
1997 24.17% -2.17%
1996 26.35% 2.16%
1995 24.19% 2.54%
1994 21.65% 2.55%
1993 19.10% 0.52%
1992 18.59% 0.41%
1991 18.18% 0.41%