Maldives 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.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.76%, a 0.77% increase from 2018.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.99%, a 0.09% increase from 2017.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 15.90%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 16.09%, a 1.4% increase 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%
Maldives Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 16.76% 0.77%
2018 15.99% 0.09%
2017 15.90% -0.19%
2016 16.09% 1.40%
2015 14.69% 1.95%
2014 12.74% 0.97%
2013 11.77% 1.03%
2012 10.74% 0.95%
2011 9.79% 0.77%
2010 9.02% 0.75%
2009 8.27% 1.09%
2008 7.18% 0.44%
2007 6.73% 0.35%
2006 6.38% 0.12%
2005 6.26% 0.44%
2004 5.82% 0.41%
2003 5.40% 0.31%
2002 5.09% 0.38%
2001 4.71% 0.32%
2000 4.39% 0.61%
1999 3.78% 0.59%
1998 3.19% 0.49%
1997 2.70% 0.43%
1996 2.27% 0.39%
1995 1.88% 0.02%
1994 1.86% 0.02%
1993 1.84% 0.06%
1992 1.78% 0.04%
1991 1.74% 0.04%