Euro Area 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.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 20.41%, a 0.24% increase from 2020.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.17%, a 1.97% increase from 2019.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.20%, a 1.38% decline from 2018.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.58%, a 2.02% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Euro Area Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 20.41% 0.24%
2020 20.17% 1.97%
2019 18.20% -1.38%
2018 19.58% -2.02%
2017 21.60% -2.35%
2016 23.95% -1.49%
2015 25.44% -1.49%
2014 26.93% -0.35%
2013 27.28% 1.32%
2012 25.96% 2.69%
2011 23.28% 0.66%
2010 22.61% 1.09%
2009 21.53% 4.90%
2008 16.62% 0.53%
2007 16.09% -1.57%
2006 17.66% -1.21%
2005 18.87% 0.28%
2004 18.59% 0.64%
2003 17.95% 0.36%
2002 17.59% 0.34%
2001 17.26% -2.02%
2000 19.28% -2.45%
1999 21.73% -1.21%
1998 22.94% -1.87%
1997 24.81% -0.40%
1996 25.21% 0.58%
1995 24.62% -0.30%
1994 24.92% 1.99%
1993 22.93% 3.96%
1992 18.97% 0.99%
1991 17.98% 0.99%