Kuwait Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 2022 was 15.38%, a 1.75% decline from 2021.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 17.14%, a 2.18% decline from 2020.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.32%, a 4.28% increase from 2019.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.03%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 38.02%
French Polynesia 36.37%
Greece 30.05%
Spain 28.34%
Uruguay 27.58%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.20%
Barbados 24.49%
Italy 23.93%
Brunei 23.89%
Bahamas 23.85%
Saudi Arabia 23.77%
Sweden 20.68%
Panama 20.19%
Estonia 20.15%
Slovak Republic 19.30%
Cyprus 18.69%
Argentina 18.57%
Portugal 17.80%
France 17.75%
Croatia 17.56%
Luxembourg 17.54%
Chile 17.25%
Belgium 16.27%
Kuwait 15.38%
Channel Islands 14.79%
Finland 14.47%
Guam 13.64%
Latvia 13.20%
Puerto Rico 13.11%
Hong Kong 12.96%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.57%
Slovenia 11.09%
Lithuania 11.05%
Iceland 10.73%
Hungary 10.22%
Canada 10.01%
United Kingdom 9.94%
Norway 9.64%
Austria 9.40%
UAE 9.29%
New Zealand 9.23%
Ireland 9.15%
Denmark 8.78%
Poland 8.71%
Australia 8.29%
Malta 8.27%
United States 7.89%
Netherlands 7.79%
Oman 7.47%
Switzerland 7.37%
Czech Republic 7.08%
Macao 7.05%
South Korea 6.88%
Bahrain 6.63%
Singapore 6.12%
Israel 6.03%
Germany 5.75%
Japan 4.23%
Qatar 0.30%
Kuwait Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 15.38% -1.75%
2021 17.14% -2.18%
2020 19.32% 4.28%
2019 15.03% -0.05%
2018 15.08% -0.05%
2017 15.13% -0.05%
2016 15.18% -1.02%
2015 16.20% 0.82%
2014 15.38% 1.44%
2013 13.93% 1.68%
2012 12.26% 1.72%
2011 10.53% 1.54%
2010 8.99% 1.70%
2009 7.29% -0.42%
2008 7.71% 1.09%
2007 6.62% 0.99%
2006 5.64% -0.86%
2005 6.49% -0.72%
2004 7.21% 1.86%
2003 5.35% 1.02%
2002 4.33% 1.25%
2001 3.09% 0.00%
2000 3.09% 0.39%
1999 2.70% -0.06%
1998 2.76% -0.07%
1997 2.83% -0.09%
1996 2.92% -0.04%
1995 2.96% 0.15%
1994 2.81% -0.25%
1993 3.07% -0.06%
1992 3.12% -0.26%
1991 3.38% -0.26%