Latin America & Caribbean 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.
  • Latin America & Caribbean youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 17.67%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Latin America & Caribbean youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 17.58%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Latin America & Caribbean youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.66%, a 0.38% increase from 2016.
  • Latin America & Caribbean youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 17.28%, a 2.41% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.92%
Euro Area 18.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.67%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.39%
OECD members 12.40%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.58%
East Asia & Pacific 10.14%
North America 8.75%
Latin America & Caribbean Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 17.67% 0.09%
2018 17.58% -0.08%
2017 17.66% 0.38%
2016 17.28% 2.41%
2015 14.86% 1.11%
2014 13.75% -0.11%
2013 13.86% 0.12%
2012 13.74% -0.19%
2011 13.92% -0.53%
2010 14.45% -0.88%
2009 15.33% 1.72%
2008 13.61% -0.41%
2007 14.02% -0.75%
2006 14.76% -1.11%
2005 15.88% -0.63%
2004 16.51% -0.53%
2003 17.04% -0.06%
2002 17.10% 0.94%
2001 16.16% -0.59%
2000 16.75% 0.14%
1999 16.61% 1.24%
1998 15.37% 0.89%
1997 14.47% -0.09%
1996 14.56% 0.50%
1995 14.06% 1.96%
1994 12.10% 0.82%
1993 11.28% 0.09%
1992 11.18% -0.11%
1991 11.30% -0.11%