European Union 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.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.83%, a 1.16% decline from 2018.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 17.99%, a 2% decline from 2017.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.99%, a 2.35% decline from 2016.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.34%, a 1.74% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.92%
Euro Area 18.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.67%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.39%
OECD members 12.40%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.58%
East Asia & Pacific 10.14%
North America 8.75%
European Union Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 16.83% -1.16%
2018 17.99% -2.00%
2017 19.99% -2.35%
2016 22.34% -1.74%
2015 24.08% -1.81%
2014 25.89% -0.92%
2013 26.82% 1.13%
2012 25.69% 2.21%
2011 23.48% 0.82%
2010 22.66% 1.42%
2009 21.25% 4.60%
2008 16.65% -0.20%
2007 16.85% -2.49%
2006 19.33% -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% -0.95%
2000 20.91% -1.02%
1999 21.93% 0.29%
1998 21.64% -1.55%
1997 23.19% -1.16%
1996 24.34% 0.15%
1995 24.19% -0.59%
1994 24.78% 1.50%
1993 23.29% 3.40%
1992 19.88% 1.03%
1991 18.85% 1.03%