Brazil 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.
  • Brazil youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 27.47%, a 0.8% 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 7.31% increase 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%
Brazil Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 27.47% -0.80%
2018 28.27% -0.70%
2017 28.97% 2.05%
2016 26.92% 7.31%
2015 19.61% 4.05%
2014 15.56% -0.19%
2013 15.75% -0.20%
2012 15.95% 0.54%
2011 15.41% -1.23%
2010 16.64% -1.17%
2009 17.81% 2.32%
2008 15.49% -1.28%
2007 16.77% -1.05%
2006 17.82% -1.68%
2005 19.50% 1.35%
2004 18.15% -1.09%
2003 19.24% 1.02%
2002 18.22% 0.12%
2001 18.10% -0.38%
2000 18.48% -0.37%
1999 18.85% 1.10%
1998 17.75% 2.88%
1997 14.87% 1.81%
1996 13.06% 1.22%
1995 11.84% 0.17%
1994 11.67% 0.27%
1993 11.40% -0.39%
1992 11.79% 0.18%
1991 11.61% 0.18%