Kuwait 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.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.80%, a 0.99% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.81%, a 1.12% increase from 2017.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.69%, a 1.37% decline from 2016.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 15.06%, a 0.24% 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%
Kuwait Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 15.80% 0.99%
2018 14.81% 1.12%
2017 13.69% -1.37%
2016 15.06% -0.24%
2015 15.30% 1.40%
2014 13.90% 0.17%
2013 13.73% 1.20%
2012 12.54% 1.50%
2011 11.04% 1.38%
2010 9.66% 0.71%
2009 8.95% -0.13%
2008 9.07% 0.97%
2007 8.10% 0.75%
2006 7.35% -0.90%
2005 8.25% -0.14%
2004 8.39% 1.55%
2003 6.84% 0.68%
2002 6.16% 1.06%
2001 5.10% -0.23%
2000 5.33% 0.40%
1999 4.93% -0.06%
1998 4.99% -0.06%
1997 5.04% -0.02%
1996 5.06% -0.22%
1995 5.28% 0.74%
1994 4.54% -0.13%
1993 4.67% 0.46%
1992 4.21% 0.99%
1991 3.22% 0.99%