Libya 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.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 50.47%, a 0.62% increase from 2018.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 49.85%, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 50.09%, a 0.54% decline from 2016.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 50.63%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Libya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 50.47% 0.62%
2018 49.85% -0.23%
2017 50.09% -0.54%
2016 50.63% -0.03%
2015 50.66% 0.17%
2014 50.49% 0.10%
2013 50.39% 0.82%
2012 49.56% -0.07%
2011 49.63% 0.55%
2010 49.09% 0.43%
2009 48.66% 1.44%
2008 47.22% 0.14%
2007 47.09% -0.21%
2006 47.30% -0.18%
2005 47.48% -0.05%
2004 47.52% 0.24%
2003 47.28% 0.12%
2002 47.16% 0.48%
2001 46.69% 0.28%
2000 46.40% 0.14%
1999 46.27% 0.40%
1998 45.87% 0.14%
1997 45.72% 0.09%
1996 45.63% -0.09%
1995 45.72% 0.37%
1994 45.35% 0.12%
1993 45.23% 0.50%
1992 44.73% 0.48%
1991 44.24% 0.48%