Colombia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 26.45%, a 0.56% increase from 2020.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 25.89%, a 5.89% increase from 2019.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.00%, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.56%, a 0.74% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Colombia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 26.45% 0.56%
2020 25.89% 5.89%
2019 20.00% 1.43%
2018 18.56% 0.74%
2017 17.82% 0.29%
2016 17.53% 0.87%
2015 16.67% -0.97%
2014 17.63% -0.59%
2013 18.22% -1.09%
2012 19.31% -1.20%
2011 20.51% -1.38%
2010 21.89% -0.35%
2009 22.24% 0.88%
2008 21.36% 0.59%
2007 20.77% -1.92%
2006 22.69% 0.11%
2005 22.58% -2.46%
2004 25.04% -0.09%
2003 25.13% -1.75%
2002 26.88% -0.58%
2001 27.45% -10.16%
2000 37.61% 1.38%
1999 36.23% 8.73%
1998 27.50% 5.04%
1997 22.47% 0.62%
1996 21.85% 5.46%
1995 16.40% 0.67%
1994 15.72% 0.77%
1993 14.95% -3.17%
1992 18.12% -1.10%
1991 19.22% -1.10%