Colombia 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.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.01%, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.58%, a 0.74% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.84%, a 0.32% increase from 2016.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 17.52%, a 0.88% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Colombia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.01% 1.43%
2018 18.58% 0.74%
2017 17.84% 0.32%
2016 17.52% 0.88%
2015 16.64% -0.96%
2014 17.60% -0.59%
2013 18.19% -1.08%
2012 19.27% -1.22%
2011 20.49% -1.37%
2010 21.86% -1.60%
2009 23.46% 0.76%
2008 22.70% 0.56%
2007 22.14% -0.80%
2006 22.94% -0.84%
2005 23.78% -2.58%
2004 26.36% -0.05%
2003 26.41% -1.95%
2002 28.36% 0.87%
2001 27.49% -9.04%
2000 36.53% 0.89%
1999 35.64% 8.48%
1998 27.16% 4.89%
1997 22.27% 0.59%
1996 21.68% 5.27%
1995 16.41% 0.83%
1994 15.58% 0.59%
1993 14.99% -3.04%
1992 18.03% -1.12%
1991 19.15% -1.12%