China 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.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.33%, a 0.12% increase from 2018.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.22%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 10.56%, a 0.15% decline from 2016.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.71%, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
China Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 10.33% 0.12%
2018 10.22% -0.34%
2017 10.56% -0.15%
2016 10.71% -0.12%
2015 10.83% 0.18%
2014 10.65% 0.21%
2013 10.44% 0.22%
2012 10.22% 0.20%
2011 10.02% 0.16%
2010 9.86% -0.33%
2009 10.18% 0.34%
2008 9.84% 0.54%
2007 9.30% -0.16%
2006 9.46% -0.16%
2005 9.62% 0.06%
2004 9.57% -0.18%
2003 9.75% 0.73%
2002 9.02% 0.96%
2001 8.06% 1.19%
2000 6.87% 0.08%
1999 6.80% 0.10%
1998 6.69% 0.12%
1997 6.57% 0.34%
1996 6.24% 0.33%
1995 5.91% 0.31%
1994 5.61% 0.49%
1993 5.11% 0.67%
1992 4.44% 0.07%
1991 4.37% 0.07%