Maldives Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 17.74%, a 0.49% decline from 2020.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 18.24%, a 2.68% increase from 2019.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.56%, a 0.04% decline from 2018.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.60%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Maldives Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 17.74% -0.49%
2020 18.24% 2.68%
2019 15.56% -0.04%
2018 15.60% -0.13%
2017 15.73% -0.35%
2016 16.08% -1.89%
2015 17.97% -1.43%
2014 19.40% -1.25%
2013 20.65% -1.06%
2012 21.71% -1.47%
2011 23.18% -1.27%
2010 24.45% -0.70%
2009 25.14% 1.90%
2008 23.25% 2.54%
2007 20.71% 1.77%
2006 18.94% 3.46%
2005 15.48% 1.89%
2004 13.60% 2.17%
2003 11.42% 2.41%
2002 9.01% 2.41%
2001 6.60% 2.21%
2000 4.39% 0.48%
1999 3.91% 0.49%
1998 3.42% 0.50%
1997 2.91% 0.51%
1996 2.40% 0.51%
1995 1.89% -0.05%
1994 1.93% -0.03%
1993 1.97% -0.04%
1992 2.01% -0.03%
1991 2.04% -0.03%