Ireland 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.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.56%, a 1.29% decline from 2018.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.85%, a 0.63% 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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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%
Ireland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.56% -1.29%
2018 13.85% -0.63%
2017 14.48% -2.41%
2016 16.89% -3.50%
2015 20.39% -3.18%
2014 23.57% -3.28%
2013 26.85% -4.02%
2012 30.87% 1.25%
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% 0.18%
2003 7.83% 0.35%
2002 7.48% 1.54%
2001 5.94% -0.38%
2000 6.32% -1.99%
1999 8.31% -2.77%
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%