Barbados 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.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 30.15%, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 29.87%, a 0.45% increase from 2017.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 29.42%, a 0.54% 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
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
Barbados Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 30.15% 0.28%
2018 29.87% 0.45%
2017 29.42% 0.54%
2016 28.88% -3.18%
2015 32.06% -1.25%
2014 33.31% 4.03%
2013 29.28% 0.67%
2012 28.61% 1.81%
2011 26.80% 0.97%
2010 25.83% 1.63%
2009 24.20% 3.72%
2008 20.48% 1.45%
2007 19.03% -2.11%
2006 21.14% -0.94%
2005 22.08% -1.14%
2004 23.22% -2.72%
2003 25.94% 2.88%
2002 23.06% 0.04%
2001 23.02% 1.99%
2000 21.03% -1.49%
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% -1.66%
1993 43.40% 1.83%
1992 41.57% 0.17%
1991 41.40% 0.17%