Iceland 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.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.80%, a 1.89% 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 1.24% increase from 2016.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.33%, a 2.28% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Iceland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.80% 1.89%
2018 5.91% -1.65%
2017 7.56% 1.24%
2016 6.33% -2.28%
2015 8.60% -1.01%
2014 9.61% -0.84%
2013 10.45% -2.82%
2012 13.26% -0.94%
2011 14.21% -1.69%
2010 15.89% 0.45%
2009 15.45% 7.62%
2008 7.83% 1.23%
2007 6.60% -1.26%
2006 7.87% 0.80%
2005 7.07% -4.80%
2004 11.86% -0.53%
2003 12.39% 6.17%
2002 6.22% 1.34%
2001 4.88% 0.59%
2000 4.29% 0.09%
1999 4.21% -2.63%
1998 6.84% -1.08%
1997 7.91% -0.53%
1996 8.44% -3.37%
1995 11.81% 0.32%
1994 11.48% 1.57%
1993 9.91% 0.09%
1992 9.82% 4.93%
1991 4.89% 4.93%