Kuwait 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.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.73%, a 0.39% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.34%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 15.51%, a 0.45% increase 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
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%
Kuwait Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 15.73% 0.39%
2018 15.34% -0.17%
2017 15.51% 0.45%
2016 15.06% -0.24%
2015 15.30% 1.40%
2014 13.90% 1.35%
2013 12.55% 1.16%
2012 11.39% 0.83%
2011 10.56% 0.35%
2010 10.21% 0.77%
2009 9.44% 0.17%
2008 9.27% 1.15%
2007 8.12% 0.81%
2006 7.31% -0.36%
2005 7.67% -0.39%
2004 8.06% 1.40%
2003 6.66% 0.34%
2002 6.32% 1.01%
2001 5.31% -0.19%
2000 5.50% 0.14%
1999 5.36% -0.17%
1998 5.53% 0.13%
1997 5.40% 0.09%
1996 5.31% 0.26%
1995 5.05% 0.60%
1994 4.45% -0.03%
1993 4.48% -0.37%
1992 4.85% -0.85%
1991 5.70% -0.85%