Costa Rica 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.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 45.36%, a 4.5% increase from 2020.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 40.86%, a 9.01% increase from 2019.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 31.85%, a 6.14% increase from 2018.
  • Costa Rica youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 25.71%, a 4.74% 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%
Costa Rica Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 45.36% 4.50%
2020 40.86% 9.01%
2019 31.85% 6.14%
2018 25.71% 4.74%
2017 20.98% -0.99%
2016 21.96% -0.68%
2015 22.64% -1.99%
2014 24.62% 2.84%
2013 21.78% -0.72%
2012 22.50% 0.22%
2011 22.28% 4.95%
2010 17.33% -0.69%
2009 18.02% 7.01%
2008 11.00% -0.08%
2007 11.08% -3.01%
2006 14.09% -1.15%
2005 15.25% 0.79%
2004 14.46% -0.44%
2003 14.90% 0.40%
2002 14.50% 0.83%
2001 13.66% 2.38%
2000 11.29% -2.38%
1999 13.66% 1.75%
1998 11.92% 0.01%
1997 11.91% -0.37%
1996 12.28% 0.53%
1995 11.75% 3.45%
1994 8.30% -0.02%
1993 8.32% 0.64%
1992 7.68% -3.48%
1991 11.16% -3.48%