Iceland 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.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.48%, a 2.57% increase from 2018.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.91%, a 1.65% decline from 2017.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.56%, a 1.23% increase from 2016.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.33%, a 2.27% 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%
Iceland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.48% 2.57%
2018 5.91% -1.65%
2017 7.56% 1.23%
2016 6.33% -2.27%
2015 8.60% -1.01%
2014 9.61% -0.84%
2013 10.45% -2.81%
2012 13.26% -0.95%
2011 14.21% -1.68%
2010 15.89% 0.44%
2009 15.45% 7.62%
2008 7.83% 1.23%
2007 6.60% -1.27%
2006 7.87% 0.80%
2005 7.07% -4.79%
2004 11.86% -0.53%
2003 12.39% 6.17%
2002 6.22% 1.34%
2001 4.88% 0.59%
2000 4.29% 0.08%
1999 4.21% -2.63%
1998 6.84% -1.07%
1997 7.91% -0.53%
1996 8.44% -3.37%
1995 11.81% 0.33%
1994 11.48% 1.57%
1993 9.91% 0.09%
1992 9.82% 4.93%
1991 4.89% 4.93%