France 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.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.15%, a 1.54% decline from 2018.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.69%, a 1.48% decline from 2017.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.16%, a 2.3% decline from 2016.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 24.46%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
France Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.15% -1.54%
2018 20.69% -1.48%
2017 22.16% -2.30%
2016 24.46% -0.08%
2015 24.54% 0.42%
2014 24.12% 0.16%
2013 23.96% 0.41%
2012 23.55% 1.73%
2011 21.82% -0.60%
2010 22.41% -0.36%
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% 0.96%
2001 17.95% -2.54%
2000 20.48% -5.61%
1999 26.09% 0.20%
1998 25.89% -2.63%
1997 28.52% 1.32%
1996 27.21% 0.46%
1995 26.74% -1.64%
1994 28.39% 3.21%
1993 25.17% 3.82%
1992 21.35% 1.92%
1991 19.43% 1.92%