Costa Rica 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.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 30.50%, a 4.62% increase from 2018.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 25.88%, a 4.88% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.00%, a 1.12% decline from 2016.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.12%, a 0.56% 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%
Costa Rica Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 30.50% 4.62%
2018 25.88% 4.88%
2017 21.00% -1.12%
2016 22.12% -0.56%
2015 22.68% -2.10%
2014 24.79% 2.85%
2013 21.93% -0.60%
2012 22.53% 0.15%
2011 22.38% 4.97%
2010 17.41% -0.71%
2009 18.12% 7.05%
2008 11.07% -0.03%
2007 11.10% -2.99%
2006 14.09% -1.13%
2005 15.22% 0.77%
2004 14.45% -0.49%
2003 14.94% 0.41%
2002 14.54% 0.86%
2001 13.68% 2.39%
2000 11.29% -2.39%
1999 13.68% 1.66%
1998 12.02% 0.01%
1997 12.00% -0.38%
1996 12.38% 0.54%
1995 11.84% 3.48%
1994 8.35% -0.06%
1993 8.42% 0.69%
1992 7.73% -3.54%
1991 11.27% -3.54%