Hong Kong 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.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.57%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.57%, a 0.09% 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
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
Hong Kong Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.57% 0.00%
2018 8.57% -0.09%
2017 8.66% -1.09%
2016 9.75% -0.73%
2015 10.48% 1.25%
2014 9.23% -0.25%
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% -0.31%
2005 10.73% -1.39%
2004 12.12% -2.77%
2003 14.89% 0.02%
2002 14.87% 3.62%
2001 11.25% 0.15%
2000 11.10% -2.28%
1999 13.38% 2.89%
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%