Belize Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 19.27%, a 0.04% increase from 2020.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.23%, a 3.17% increase from 2019.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.06%, a 0.19% increase from 2018.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.87%, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Belize Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 19.27% 0.04%
2020 19.23% 3.17%
2019 16.06% 0.19%
2018 15.87% 0.15%
2017 15.72% -0.85%
2016 16.56% 0.08%
2015 16.49% -1.76%
2014 18.25% 1.35%
2013 16.90% 0.09%
2012 16.82% 0.04%
2011 16.77% 0.07%
2010 16.70% 0.02%
2009 16.68% 0.15%
2008 16.54% -0.61%
2007 17.14% -1.76%
2006 18.90% -2.95%
2005 21.85% 0.67%
2004 21.18% 0.71%
2003 20.48% 0.48%
2002 20.00% 1.85%
2001 18.15% -3.52%
2000 21.67% -3.80%
1999 25.47% -2.71%
1998 28.17% 3.04%
1997 25.14% -1.98%
1996 27.12% 2.30%
1995 24.82% 2.82%
1994 22.00% 2.62%
1993 19.38% 0.38%
1992 19.00% 0.32%
1991 18.68% 0.32%