India 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.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 23.01%, a 0.16% 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 0.12% increase from 2016.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.60%, a 0.27% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
India Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 23.01% 0.16%
2018 22.85% 0.13%
2017 22.72% 0.12%
2016 22.60% 0.27%
2015 22.33% 0.34%
2014 21.99% 0.29%
2013 21.70% 0.46%
2012 21.24% 0.43%
2011 20.81% 0.41%
2010 20.40% 0.66%
2009 19.74% 1.12%
2008 18.62% 0.20%
2007 18.42% 0.09%
2006 18.33% 0.03%
2005 18.30% -0.02%
2004 18.32% 0.02%
2003 18.30% 0.14%
2002 18.16% 0.18%
2001 17.98% 0.00%
2000 17.98% -0.02%
1999 18.00% 0.22%
1998 17.78% 0.07%
1997 17.71% 0.01%
1996 17.70% 0.09%
1995 17.61% 0.11%
1994 17.50% 0.16%
1993 17.34% 0.37%
1992 16.97% 0.25%
1991 16.72% 0.25%