Guyana 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.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 21.28%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.34%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.40%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 21.53%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Guyana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 21.28% -0.07%
2018 21.34% -0.06%
2017 21.40% -0.13%
2016 21.53% -0.10%
2015 21.63% -0.15%
2014 21.77% -0.25%
2013 22.03% -0.11%
2012 22.14% -0.10%
2011 22.24% -0.07%
2010 22.31% 0.20%
2009 22.11% 0.70%
2008 21.41% -0.04%
2007 21.45% -0.34%
2006 21.79% -0.99%
2005 22.78% -0.61%
2004 23.39% -0.51%
2003 23.90% -0.25%
2002 24.15% -0.21%
2001 24.37% -0.37%
2000 24.74% -0.35%
1999 25.08% -0.27%
1998 25.35% -0.38%
1997 25.73% -0.50%
1996 26.23% -0.47%
1995 26.70% -0.41%
1994 27.11% -0.31%
1993 27.42% 0.15%
1992 27.27% 0.61%
1991 26.66% 0.61%