St. Lucia 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.
  • St. Lucia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 35.95%, a 6.12% decline from 2018.
  • St. Lucia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 42.07%, a 3.59% decline from 2017.
  • St. Lucia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 45.66%, a 0.76% decline from 2016.
  • St. Lucia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 46.42%, a 0.72% decline 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%
St. Lucia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 35.95% -6.12%
2018 42.07% -3.59%
2017 45.66% -0.76%
2016 46.42% -0.72%
2015 47.14% -0.78%
2014 47.92% -1.00%
2013 48.92% 6.66%
2012 42.26% 0.82%
2011 41.44% 4.00%
2010 37.44% 4.12%
2009 33.32% 5.80%
2008 27.52% -1.68%
2007 29.20% -2.84%
2006 32.04% -3.98%
2005 36.02% -3.46%
2004 39.48% 1.33%
2003 38.15% 2.87%
2002 35.28% 3.20%
2001 32.08% 2.89%
2000 29.19% -2.50%
1999 31.69% -5.30%
1998 36.99% 1.94%
1997 35.05% 6.54%
1996 28.51% 0.93%
1995 27.58% -1.55%
1994 29.13% 0.50%
1993 28.63% 0.49%
1992 28.14% 0.36%
1991 27.78% 0.36%