European Union 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.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.34%, a 0.56% increase from 2020.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 18.78%, a 1.94% increase from 2019.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.84%, a 1.22% decline from 2018.
  • European Union youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.06%, a 1.97% 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%
European Union Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 19.34% 0.56%
2020 18.78% 1.94%
2019 16.84% -1.22%
2018 18.06% -1.97%
2017 20.03% -2.32%
2016 22.35% -1.78%
2015 24.13% -1.79%
2014 25.92% -0.92%
2013 26.84% 1.13%
2012 25.71% 2.19%
2011 23.52% 0.82%
2010 22.69% 1.39%
2009 21.30% 4.61%
2008 16.69% -0.18%
2007 16.87% -2.48%
2006 19.36% -1.77%
2005 21.12% -0.17%
2004 21.29% 0.57%
2003 20.72% 0.03%
2002 20.69% 0.70%
2001 19.99% -0.92%
2000 20.91% -1.00%
1999 21.90% 0.29%
1998 21.61% -1.56%
1997 23.17% -1.13%
1996 24.30% 0.20%
1995 24.11% -0.66%
1994 24.77% 1.34%
1993 23.43% 3.47%
1992 19.96% 1.18%
1991 18.78% 1.18%