Costa Rica 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.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 31.82%, a 5.94% 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 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%
Costa Rica Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 31.82% 5.94%
2018 25.88% 4.88%
2017 21.00% -1.12%
2016 22.12% -0.56%
2015 22.68% -2.11%
2014 24.79% 2.86%
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% 0.40%
2002 14.54% 0.86%
2001 13.68% 2.39%
2000 11.29% -2.39%
1999 13.68% 1.66%
1998 12.02% 0.02%
1997 12.00% -0.38%
1996 12.38% 0.54%
1995 11.84% 3.49%
1994 8.35% -0.07%
1993 8.42% 0.69%
1992 7.73% -3.54%
1991 11.27% -3.54%