East Asia & Pacific 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.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.86%, a 0.05% increase from 2020.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.80%, a 1.09% increase from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.72%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.68%, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 24.08%
Latin America & Caribbean 21.37%
Euro Area 20.41%
European Union 19.34%
World 17.89%
Sub-Saharan Africa 14.81%
OECD members 14.13%
East Asia & Pacific 10.86%
North America 9.98%
East Asia & Pacific Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 10.86% 0.05%
2020 10.80% 1.09%
2019 9.72% 0.04%
2018 9.68% -0.23%
2017 9.91% -0.22%
2016 10.12% -0.23%
2015 10.35% 0.29%
2014 10.06% 0.17%
2013 9.89% 0.10%
2012 9.79% -0.20%
2011 9.99% 0.10%
2010 9.90% -0.47%
2009 10.37% 0.27%
2008 10.10% 0.01%
2007 10.09% -0.37%
2006 10.46% -0.29%
2005 10.74% 0.32%
2004 10.43% 0.04%
2003 10.39% 0.40%
2002 9.99% 0.68%
2001 9.31% 0.79%
2000 8.51% -0.13%
1999 8.65% 0.44%
1998 8.20% 0.74%
1997 7.46% 0.34%
1996 7.12% 0.37%
1995 6.75% 0.29%
1994 6.46% 0.77%
1993 5.69% 0.56%
1992 5.12% 0.04%
1991 5.08% 0.04%