Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jamaica youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 26.11%, a 0.57% increase from 2020.
  • Jamaica youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 25.54%, a 3.46% increase from 2019.
  • Jamaica youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.08%, a 3.62% decline from 2018.
  • Jamaica youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 25.70%, a 3.87% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 26.11% 0.57%
2020 25.54% 3.46%
2019 22.08% -3.62%
2018 25.70% -3.87%
2017 29.57% -3.69%
2016 33.26% -0.81%
2015 34.07% -1.42%
2014 35.48% -3.50%
2013 38.98% 4.57%
2012 34.42% 2.79%
2011 31.62% 0.69%
2010 30.93% 2.33%
2009 28.60% 1.75%
2008 26.86% 2.30%
2007 24.55% -1.56%
2006 26.12% -2.33%
2005 28.44% -2.30%
2004 30.74% 7.89%
2003 22.85% -6.55%
2002 29.40% -3.08%
2001 32.48% -2.53%
2000 35.01% -1.51%
1999 36.52% -0.16%
1998 36.68% 0.01%
1997 36.67% 2.69%
1996 33.98% 1.19%
1995 32.80% 3.55%
1994 29.25% -2.00%
1993 31.25% 1.45%
1992 29.81% 0.27%
1991 29.54% 0.27%