Canada 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.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.04%, a 0.06% 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 0.1% 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%
Canada Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.04% -0.06%
2018 11.10% -0.50%
2017 11.60% -1.46%
2016 13.06% -0.10%
2015 13.16% -0.29%
2014 13.45% -0.28%
2013 13.73% -0.71%
2012 14.44% 0.19%
2011 14.25% -0.64%
2010 14.89% -0.43%
2009 15.32% 3.73%
2008 11.59% 0.42%
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% 0.56%
1995 14.84% -1.06%
1994 15.90% -1.30%
1993 17.20% -0.03%
1992 17.23% 1.39%
1991 15.84% 1.39%