Barbados 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.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 30.22%, a 1.78% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 28.44%, a 0.8% decline from 2017.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 29.24%, a 0.36% increase from 2016.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 28.88%, a 3.18% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
Barbados Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 30.22% 1.78%
2018 28.44% -0.80%
2017 29.24% 0.36%
2016 28.88% -3.18%
2015 32.06% -1.25%
2014 33.31% 4.03%
2013 29.28% 0.50%
2012 28.78% 1.80%
2011 26.98% 1.15%
2010 25.83% 1.63%
2009 24.20% 4.06%
2008 20.14% 1.49%
2007 18.65% -2.41%
2006 21.06% -0.81%
2005 21.87% -1.14%
2004 23.01% -2.92%
2003 25.94% 2.88%
2002 23.06% 0.03%
2001 23.02% 2.12%
2000 20.91% -1.61%
1999 22.52% -1.97%
1998 24.49% -5.65%
1997 30.14% 2.03%
1996 28.11% -9.86%
1995 37.97% -3.77%
1994 41.74% -1.67%
1993 43.40% 1.83%
1992 41.57% 3.42%
1991 38.15% 3.42%