Maldives 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.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.63%, a 0.45% increase from 2018.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.18%, a 0.19% increase from 2017.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 15.99%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 16.09%, a 1.44% increase 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%
Maldives Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 16.63% 0.45%
2018 16.18% 0.19%
2017 15.99% -0.10%
2016 16.09% 1.44%
2015 14.65% 1.91%
2014 12.74% -2.15%
2013 14.89% -2.21%
2012 17.10% -2.44%
2011 19.54% -2.67%
2010 22.21% -2.81%
2009 25.02% 4.62%
2008 20.40% 2.90%
2007 17.50% 2.49%
2006 15.01% 2.23%
2005 12.78% 2.04%
2004 10.74% 1.89%
2003 8.85% 1.75%
2002 7.10% 1.50%
2001 5.60% 1.21%
2000 4.39% 0.62%
1999 3.77% 0.57%
1998 3.20% 0.50%
1997 2.70% 0.44%
1996 2.26% 0.38%
1995 1.88% 0.02%
1994 1.86% 0.03%
1993 1.83% 0.05%
1992 1.78% 0.05%
1991 1.73% 0.05%