East Asia & Pacific 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.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.87%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.76%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.91%, a 0.23% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.14%, a 0.24% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.60%
Euro Area 18.19%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.75%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.28%
OECD members 12.53%
Sub-Saharan Africa 12.44%
East Asia & Pacific 9.87%
North America 8.55%
East Asia & Pacific Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 9.87% 0.11%
2018 9.76% -0.14%
2017 9.91% -0.23%
2016 10.14% -0.24%
2015 10.38% 0.27%
2014 10.11% 0.16%
2013 9.95% 0.08%
2012 9.87% -0.08%
2011 9.95% 0.05%
2010 9.90% -0.47%
2009 10.37% 0.23%
2008 10.15% 0.06%
2007 10.09% -0.40%
2006 10.49% -0.30%
2005 10.80% 0.28%
2004 10.52% 0.03%
2003 10.48% 0.53%
2002 9.95% 0.67%
2001 9.28% 0.75%
2000 8.53% -0.13%
1999 8.66% 0.35%
1998 8.31% 0.94%
1997 7.37% 0.29%
1996 7.07% 0.35%
1995 6.73% 0.29%
1994 6.44% 0.77%
1993 5.67% 0.54%
1992 5.13% 0.08%
1991 5.05% 0.08%