Mauritania 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.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.77%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.66%, a 0.16% decline from 2017.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 14.81%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 15.00%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Mauritania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 14.77% 0.11%
2018 14.66% -0.16%
2017 14.81% -0.18%
2016 15.00% -0.10%
2015 15.10% 0.03%
2014 15.07% -0.08%
2013 15.15% 0.07%
2012 15.09% 0.11%
2011 14.98% 0.10%
2010 14.88% 0.15%
2009 14.73% 0.69%
2008 14.05% 0.04%
2007 14.01% 0.05%
2006 13.95% -0.34%
2005 14.29% -0.09%
2004 14.38% -0.02%
2003 14.41% 0.02%
2002 14.38% 0.20%
2001 14.18% 0.04%
2000 14.14% 0.08%
1999 14.07% 0.05%
1998 14.01% -0.07%
1997 14.08% 0.12%
1996 13.96% 0.09%
1995 13.87% -0.13%
1994 14.00% 0.16%
1993 13.84% 0.16%
1992 13.69% 0.09%
1991 13.60% 0.09%