India 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.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 23.34%, a 0.49% increase from 2018.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.85%, a 0.13% increase from 2017.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.72%, a 0.14% increase from 2016.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.58%, a 0.24% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
India Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 23.34% 0.49%
2018 22.85% 0.13%
2017 22.72% 0.14%
2016 22.58% 0.24%
2015 22.34% 0.27%
2014 22.07% 0.22%
2013 21.85% 0.46%
2012 21.39% 0.56%
2011 20.84% 0.54%
2010 20.30% 0.63%
2009 19.67% 1.17%
2008 18.50% 0.39%
2007 18.11% 0.05%
2006 18.07% -0.03%
2005 18.10% -0.07%
2004 18.16% -0.03%
2003 18.20% 0.06%
2002 18.14% 0.25%
2001 17.89% 0.06%
2000 17.83% 0.08%
1999 17.75% 0.18%
1998 17.56% 0.04%
1997 17.53% 0.08%
1996 17.44% 0.12%
1995 17.33% 0.09%
1994 17.24% 0.10%
1993 17.14% 0.36%
1992 16.79% 0.18%
1991 16.60% 0.18%