Ireland 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.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.07%, a 0.79% decline from 2018.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.85%, a 0.62% decline from 2017.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 14.48%, a 2.41% decline from 2016.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 16.89%, a 3.5% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Ireland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 13.07% -0.79%
2018 13.85% -0.62%
2017 14.48% -2.41%
2016 16.89% -3.50%
2015 20.39% -3.18%
2014 23.57% -3.28%
2013 26.85% -4.01%
2012 30.87% 1.24%
2011 29.62% 1.37%
2010 28.25% 3.53%
2009 24.72% 11.10%
2008 13.62% 4.40%
2007 9.22% 0.94%
2006 8.28% 0.04%
2005 8.24% 0.23%
2004 8.01% 0.19%
2003 7.83% 0.35%
2002 7.48% 1.54%
2001 5.94% -0.39%
2000 6.32% -1.98%
1999 8.31% -2.78%
1998 11.08% -4.29%
1997 15.37% -2.17%
1996 17.54% -0.70%
1995 18.24% -3.96%
1994 22.20% -1.91%
1993 24.11% 2.07%
1992 22.04% -0.41%
1991 22.45% -0.41%