Canada 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.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.77%, a 0.33% decline from 2018.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.10%, a 0.5% decline from 2017.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.60%, a 1.46% decline from 2016.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 13.06%, a 0.09% 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%
Canada Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 10.77% -0.33%
2018 11.10% -0.50%
2017 11.60% -1.46%
2016 13.06% -0.09%
2015 13.16% -0.30%
2014 13.45% -0.28%
2013 13.73% -0.71%
2012 14.44% 0.18%
2011 14.25% -0.63%
2010 14.89% -0.43%
2009 15.32% 3.73%
2008 11.59% 0.41%
2007 11.17% -0.48%
2006 11.65% -0.75%
2005 12.40% -1.05%
2004 13.45% -0.18%
2003 13.63% 0.01%
2002 13.62% 0.75%
2001 12.87% 0.20%
2000 12.67% -1.38%
1999 14.05% -1.08%
1998 15.13% -1.12%
1997 16.25% 0.85%
1996 15.40% 0.57%
1995 14.84% -1.07%
1994 15.90% -1.30%
1993 17.20% -0.03%
1992 17.23% 1.39%
1991 15.84% 1.39%