Libya 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.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 49.54%, a 0.38% decline from 2018.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 49.92%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 49.94%, a 0.05% increase from 2016.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 49.89%, a 0.05% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Libya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 49.54% -0.38%
2018 49.92% -0.02%
2017 49.94% 0.05%
2016 49.89% 0.05%
2015 49.84% 0.08%
2014 49.76% -0.16%
2013 49.92% 0.36%
2012 49.56% 0.49%
2011 49.07% 0.25%
2010 48.82% 0.59%
2009 48.23% 1.17%
2008 47.06% -0.08%
2007 47.14% -0.18%
2006 47.32% -0.16%
2005 47.48% 0.08%
2004 47.40% 0.18%
2003 47.22% 0.38%
2002 46.84% 0.38%
2001 46.46% 0.13%
2000 46.33% 0.18%
1999 46.15% 0.36%
1998 45.79% 0.16%
1997 45.63% 0.15%
1996 45.48% 0.08%
1995 45.40% 0.12%
1994 45.28% 0.28%
1993 45.00% 0.38%
1992 44.62% 0.23%
1991 44.39% 0.23%