Malaysia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 15.60%, a 1.57% increase from 2020.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.03%, a 2.82% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.21%, a 0.39% decline from 2018.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.60%, a 0.11% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Malaysia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 15.60% 1.57%
2020 14.03% 2.82%
2019 11.21% -0.39%
2018 11.60% 0.11%
2017 11.49% 0.49%
2016 11.00% -0.15%
2015 11.15% 1.27%
2014 9.88% -0.34%
2013 10.22% -0.18%
2012 10.40% 0.50%
2011 9.90% -1.35%
2010 11.25% -0.29%
2009 11.54% 0.87%
2008 10.67% -0.14%
2007 10.81% -0.15%
2006 10.96% -0.69%
2005 11.65% 0.07%
2004 11.58% -0.02%
2003 11.60% 0.46%
2002 11.14% 0.00%
2001 11.15% 1.55%
2000 9.60% -1.11%
1999 10.70% 1.02%
1998 9.68% 1.98%
1997 7.70% -0.08%
1996 7.78% -1.90%
1995 9.69% -1.36%
1994 11.05% -1.21%
1993 12.26% 1.37%
1992 10.90% 0.31%
1991 10.58% 0.31%