France 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.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.54%, a 1.14% decline from 2018.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.68%, a 1.36% decline from 2017.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.04%, a 2.31% decline from 2016.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 24.35%, a 0.24% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
France Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.54% -1.14%
2018 20.68% -1.36%
2017 22.04% -2.31%
2016 24.35% -0.24%
2015 24.59% 0.47%
2014 24.12% 0.16%
2013 23.96% 0.41%
2012 23.55% 1.73%
2011 21.82% -0.59%
2010 22.41% -0.37%
2009 22.78% 4.61%
2008 18.17% -0.51%
2007 18.68% -2.48%
2006 21.16% 1.01%
2005 20.15% 0.49%
2004 19.66% 2.46%
2003 17.20% -1.70%
2002 18.90% 0.95%
2001 17.95% -2.53%
2000 20.48% -5.61%
1999 26.09% 0.20%
1998 25.89% -2.63%
1997 28.52% 1.31%
1996 27.21% 0.47%
1995 26.74% -1.65%
1994 28.39% 3.22%
1993 25.17% 3.82%
1992 21.35% 1.92%
1991 19.43% 1.92%