Guyana 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.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 26.20%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.10%, a 0.32% increase from 2017.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 25.78%, a 0.23% increase from 2016.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 25.55%, a 0.26% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Guyana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 26.20% 0.10%
2018 26.10% 0.32%
2017 25.78% 0.23%
2016 25.55% 0.26%
2015 25.29% 0.20%
2014 25.09% 0.06%
2013 25.03% 0.22%
2012 24.81% 0.24%
2011 24.57% 0.32%
2010 24.25% 0.58%
2009 23.67% 0.99%
2008 22.68% 0.25%
2007 22.43% 0.18%
2006 22.25% -0.76%
2005 23.01% -0.55%
2004 23.56% -0.37%
2003 23.93% -0.22%
2002 24.15% -0.23%
2001 24.38% -0.37%
2000 24.75% -0.36%
1999 25.11% -0.28%
1998 25.39% -0.48%
1997 25.87% -0.45%
1996 26.32% -0.45%
1995 26.77% -0.45%
1994 27.22% -0.23%
1993 27.45% 0.18%
1992 27.27% 0.70%
1991 26.57% 0.70%