Hong Kong 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.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.03%, a 1.71% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.32%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.66%, a 1.09% decline from 2016.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.75%, a 0.73% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Hong Kong Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 10.03% 1.71%
2018 8.32% -0.34%
2017 8.66% -1.09%
2016 9.75% -0.73%
2015 10.48% 1.24%
2014 9.23% -0.24%
2013 9.48% 0.19%
2012 9.29% -0.04%
2011 9.33% -2.85%
2010 12.18% -0.36%
2009 12.54% 4.01%
2008 8.53% -0.46%
2007 8.99% -1.43%
2006 10.42% -0.32%
2005 10.73% -1.38%
2004 12.12% -2.77%
2003 14.89% 0.02%
2002 14.87% 3.62%
2001 11.25% 0.15%
2000 11.10% -2.53%
1999 13.62% 3.13%
1998 10.49% 5.28%
1997 5.21% -1.44%
1996 6.65% -0.22%
1995 6.87% 2.53%
1994 4.34% -0.13%
1993 4.47% 0.18%
1992 4.29% 0.12%
1991 4.17% 0.12%