Egypt 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.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 26.54%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.55%, a 6.4% decline from 2017.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 32.95%, a 0.82% decline from 2016.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 33.77%, a 0.52% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Egypt Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 26.54% -0.01%
2018 26.55% -6.40%
2017 32.95% -0.82%
2016 33.77% -0.52%
2015 34.29% 1.90%
2014 32.39% -1.79%
2013 34.18% -0.28%
2012 34.46% 4.99%
2011 29.47% 4.94%
2010 24.53% -1.05%
2009 25.58% -0.35%
2008 25.93% 0.78%
2007 25.15% -5.19%
2006 30.34% -0.82%
2005 31.16% 2.83%
2004 28.33% -0.78%
2003 29.11% 2.86%
2002 26.25% -1.27%
2001 27.52% 3.11%
2000 24.41% 4.27%
1999 20.14% -2.84%
1998 22.98% -0.68%
1997 23.66% -1.31%
1996 24.97% -4.38%
1995 29.35% -0.27%
1994 29.62% 0.09%
1993 29.53% 4.54%
1992 24.99% -0.98%
1991 25.97% -0.98%