East Asia & Pacific 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.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.14%, a 0.18% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.96%, a 0.15% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 10.11%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.23%, a 0.23% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.92%
Euro Area 18.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.67%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.39%
OECD members 12.40%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.58%
East Asia & Pacific 10.14%
North America 8.75%
East Asia & Pacific Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 10.14% 0.18%
2018 9.96% -0.15%
2017 10.11% -0.12%
2016 10.23% -0.23%
2015 10.46% 0.27%
2014 10.19% 0.14%
2013 10.05% 0.15%
2012 9.90% -0.19%
2011 10.09% 0.16%
2010 9.94% -0.47%
2009 10.40% 0.28%
2008 10.13% -0.02%
2007 10.15% -0.39%
2006 10.54% -0.28%
2005 10.82% 0.31%
2004 10.51% 0.04%
2003 10.47% 0.45%
2002 10.01% 0.72%
2001 9.29% 0.81%
2000 8.48% -0.02%
1999 8.50% 0.37%
1998 8.13% 0.76%
1997 7.37% 0.42%
1996 6.95% 0.39%
1995 6.56% 0.33%
1994 6.23% 0.41%
1993 5.82% 0.65%
1992 5.17% 0.10%
1991 5.07% 0.10%