Guyana Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 29.85%, a 0.22% decline from 2020.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 30.07%, a 3.91% increase from 2019.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 26.16%, a 0.16% increase from 2018.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.00%, a 0.55% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Guyana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 29.85% -0.22%
2020 30.07% 3.91%
2019 26.16% 0.16%
2018 26.00% 0.55%
2017 25.45% 0.51%
2016 24.93% 0.40%
2015 24.53% 0.37%
2014 24.16% 0.32%
2013 23.84% 0.29%
2012 23.55% 0.28%
2011 23.27% 0.30%
2010 22.98% 0.38%
2009 22.60% 0.34%
2008 22.26% 0.40%
2007 21.86% 0.29%
2006 21.58% -0.88%
2005 22.45% -0.65%
2004 23.10% -0.61%
2003 23.70% -0.46%
2002 24.17% -0.27%
2001 24.43% -0.30%
2000 24.73% -0.23%
1999 24.96% -0.40%
1998 25.36% -0.28%
1997 25.64% -0.43%
1996 26.07% -0.54%
1995 26.61% -0.44%
1994 27.05% -0.44%
1993 27.49% -0.22%
1992 27.72% 0.55%
1991 27.16% 0.55%