Egypt 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.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 31.05%, a 1.68% decline from 2018.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 32.73%, a 0.21% 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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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Egypt Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 31.05% -1.68%
2018 32.73% -0.21%
2017 32.95% -0.82%
2016 33.77% -0.52%
2015 34.29% 1.90%
2014 32.39% -1.80%
2013 34.18% -0.28%
2012 34.46% 4.99%
2011 29.47% 4.94%
2010 24.53% -1.04%
2009 25.58% -0.35%
2008 25.93% 0.78%
2007 25.15% -5.19%
2006 30.34% -0.90%
2005 31.24% 2.85%
2004 28.39% -0.78%
2003 29.17% 2.92%
2002 26.25% -1.27%
2001 27.52% 3.13%
2000 24.39% 4.25%
1999 20.14% -2.84%
1998 22.98% -0.77%
1997 23.75% -1.39%
1996 25.14% -4.45%
1995 29.59% -0.33%
1994 29.92% -0.04%
1993 29.96% 4.51%
1992 25.45% -0.91%
1991 26.36% -0.91%