Brazil 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.
  • Brazil youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 27.39%, a 0.88% decline from 2018.
  • Brazil youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 28.27%, a 0.7% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 28.97%, a 2.05% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 26.92%, a 7.32% increase 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%
Brazil Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 27.39% -0.88%
2018 28.27% -0.70%
2017 28.97% 2.05%
2016 26.92% 7.32%
2015 19.61% 4.05%
2014 15.56% -0.19%
2013 15.75% -0.20%
2012 15.95% 0.54%
2011 15.41% -1.15%
2010 16.56% -1.25%
2009 17.81% 2.32%
2008 15.49% -1.28%
2007 16.77% -1.06%
2006 17.82% -1.67%
2005 19.50% 1.35%
2004 18.15% -1.09%
2003 19.24% 1.02%
2002 18.22% 0.12%
2001 18.10% -0.28%
2000 18.38% -0.47%
1999 18.85% 1.11%
1998 17.75% 2.87%
1997 14.87% 1.81%
1996 13.06% 1.22%
1995 11.84% 0.22%
1994 11.61% 0.22%
1993 11.40% -0.40%
1992 11.79% 0.17%
1991 11.62% 0.17%