Mauritania 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.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.98%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.07%, a 0.16% decline from 2017.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.23%, a 1.26% increase from 2016.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.97%, a 1.27% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Mauritania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.98% -0.09%
2018 21.07% -0.16%
2017 21.23% 1.26%
2016 19.97% 1.27%
2015 18.70% 1.22%
2014 17.48% 1.15%
2013 16.33% 1.24%
2012 15.09% 0.11%
2011 14.98% 0.12%
2010 14.86% 0.18%
2009 14.68% 0.51%
2008 14.17% -0.09%
2007 14.26% -0.14%
2006 14.40% -0.07%
2005 14.47% -0.03%
2004 14.50% 0.02%
2003 14.48% 0.09%
2002 14.39% 0.15%
2001 14.24% 0.00%
2000 14.24% -0.02%
1999 14.26% 0.13%
1998 14.13% 0.00%
1997 14.13% -0.05%
1996 14.18% 0.06%
1995 14.12% 0.02%
1994 14.10% 0.05%
1993 14.05% 0.20%
1992 13.85% 0.13%
1991 13.72% 0.13%