Euro Area 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.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.19%, a 1.35% decline from 2018.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.54%, a 2.02% decline from 2017.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.56%, a 2.36% decline from 2016.
  • Euro Area youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 23.92%, a 1.5% 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%
Euro Area Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 18.19% -1.35%
2018 19.54% -2.02%
2017 21.56% -2.36%
2016 23.92% -1.50%
2015 25.42% -1.51%
2014 26.93% -0.35%
2013 27.28% 1.32%
2012 25.96% 2.70%
2011 23.26% 0.67%
2010 22.59% 1.10%
2009 21.49% 4.89%
2008 16.60% 0.54%
2007 16.06% -1.57%
2006 17.63% -1.22%
2005 18.85% 0.28%
2004 18.57% 0.63%
2003 17.94% 0.36%
2002 17.58% 0.34%
2001 17.24% -2.02%
2000 19.26% -2.44%
1999 21.70% -1.23%
1998 22.93% -1.85%
1997 24.78% -0.38%
1996 25.16% 0.59%
1995 24.56% -0.32%
1994 24.88% 1.98%
1993 22.90% 3.90%
1992 19.00% 0.95%
1991 18.05% 0.95%