European Union 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.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.83%, a 1.2% decline from 2018.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.02%, a 1.97% decline from 2017.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.00%, a 2.33% decline from 2016.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.33%, a 1.79% 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%
European Union Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 16.83% -1.20%
2018 18.02% -1.97%
2017 20.00% -2.33%
2016 22.33% -1.79%
2015 24.11% -1.80%
2014 25.92% -0.93%
2013 26.84% 1.13%
2012 25.71% 2.20%
2011 23.51% 0.82%
2010 22.69% 1.42%
2009 21.27% 4.60%
2008 16.67% -0.18%
2007 16.85% -2.48%
2006 19.34% -1.78%
2005 21.11% -0.17%
2004 21.28% 0.57%
2003 20.71% 0.04%
2002 20.67% 0.71%
2001 19.96% -0.94%
2000 20.91% -1.02%
1999 21.93% 0.28%
1998 21.65% -1.54%
1997 23.19% -1.16%
1996 24.35% 0.16%
1995 24.19% -0.59%
1994 24.78% 1.49%
1993 23.29% 3.35%
1992 19.94% 0.74%
1991 19.19% 0.74%