U.K. 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.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.08%, a 0.14% decline from 2018.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.22%, a 0.81% decline from 2017.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.03%, a 0.9% decline from 2016.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.93%, a 1.63% 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%
U.K. Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.08% -0.14%
2018 11.22% -0.81%
2017 12.03% -0.90%
2016 12.93% -1.63%
2015 14.56% -2.31%
2014 16.87% -3.68%
2013 20.55% -0.52%
2012 21.07% -0.04%
2011 21.11% 1.45%
2010 19.66% 0.77%
2009 18.89% 4.07%
2008 14.82% 0.73%
2007 14.09% 0.33%
2006 13.76% 1.17%
2005 12.59% 1.97%
2004 10.62% -0.64%
2003 11.26% 0.43%
2002 10.83% 0.58%
2001 10.25% -1.69%
2000 11.94% -0.40%
1999 12.34% -0.01%
1998 12.35% -1.16%
1997 13.51% -1.39%
1996 14.90% -0.62%
1995 15.52% -0.81%
1994 16.33% -1.12%
1993 17.45% 1.81%
1992 15.64% 1.78%
1991 13.86% 1.78%