Colombia 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.
  • Colombia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.04%, a 0.45% 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 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%
Colombia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.04% 0.45%
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% -1.36%
2010 21.86% -1.60%
2009 23.46% 0.76%
2008 22.70% 0.56%
2007 22.14% -0.76%
2006 22.90% -0.87%
2005 23.78% -2.59%
2004 26.36% -0.05%
2003 26.41% -1.95%
2002 28.36% 0.87%
2001 27.49% -9.17%
2000 36.66% 0.55%
1999 36.11% 8.85%
1998 27.25% 5.01%
1997 22.24% 0.57%
1996 21.67% 5.34%
1995 16.34% 0.76%
1994 15.58% 0.65%
1993 14.93% -3.08%
1992 18.01% -1.12%
1991 19.13% -1.12%