Malaysia 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.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.26%, a 0.23% increase from 2018.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.03%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.04%, a 0.04% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.00%, a 0.16% decline 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%
Malaysia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.26% 0.23%
2018 11.03% -0.01%
2017 11.04% 0.04%
2016 11.00% -0.16%
2015 11.15% 1.27%
2014 9.88% -0.18%
2013 10.06% -0.14%
2012 10.20% 0.37%
2011 9.83% -0.96%
2010 10.79% -0.85%
2009 11.65% 0.91%
2008 10.74% -0.07%
2007 10.81% -0.26%
2006 11.07% -0.59%
2005 11.66% 0.08%
2004 11.58% -0.11%
2003 11.70% 0.36%
2002 11.34% -0.19%
2001 11.53% 1.38%
2000 10.15% -1.02%
1999 11.17% 0.62%
1998 10.55% 2.07%
1997 8.48% -0.07%
1996 8.55% -1.55%
1995 10.10% -1.07%
1994 11.17% -1.09%
1993 12.27% 1.10%
1992 11.17% 0.23%
1991 10.94% 0.23%