U.K. 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.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.31%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.22%, a 0.78% decline from 2017.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.01%, a 0.92% decline from 2016.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.93%, a 1.64% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
U.K. Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.31% 0.08%
2018 11.22% -0.78%
2017 12.01% -0.92%
2016 12.93% -1.64%
2015 14.57% -2.31%
2014 16.88% -3.68%
2013 20.56% -0.51%
2012 21.07% -0.04%
2011 21.11% 1.45%
2010 19.66% 0.78%
2009 18.89% 4.06%
2008 14.82% 0.73%
2007 14.09% 0.33%
2006 13.76% 1.17%
2005 12.59% 1.97%
2004 10.62% -0.65%
2003 11.26% 0.44%
2002 10.83% 0.58%
2001 10.25% -1.69%
2000 11.94% -0.40%
1999 12.34% -0.02%
1998 12.35% -1.16%
1997 13.51% -1.39%
1996 14.90% -0.63%
1995 15.52% -0.80%
1994 16.33% -1.13%
1993 17.45% 1.81%
1992 15.64% 1.78%
1991 13.86% 1.78%