Belize 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.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.35%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.35%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 15.38%, a 0.92% 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 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Belize Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 15.35% 0.00%
2018 15.35% -0.03%
2017 15.38% -0.92%
2016 16.30% -0.12%
2015 16.42% -1.75%
2014 18.17% 1.40%
2013 16.77% -0.06%
2012 16.83% -0.06%
2011 16.89% -0.08%
2010 16.97% 0.04%
2009 16.93% 0.46%
2008 16.47% -0.54%
2007 17.01% -1.47%
2006 18.48% -2.53%
2005 21.01% 0.37%
2004 20.64% 0.46%
2003 20.18% 0.59%
2002 19.59% 1.64%
2001 17.95% -3.12%
2000 21.07% -3.28%
1999 24.35% -2.47%
1998 26.82% 2.71%
1997 24.11% -2.12%
1996 26.23% 2.12%
1995 24.11% 2.46%
1994 21.65% 2.36%
1993 19.29% 0.41%
1992 18.88% 0.47%
1991 18.41% 0.47%