Malaysia 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.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.77%, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.60%, a 0.16% increase from 2017.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 11.44%, a 0.44% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.00%, a 0.15% decline 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%
Malaysia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.77% 0.17%
2018 11.60% 0.16%
2017 11.44% 0.44%
2016 11.00% -0.15%
2015 11.15% 1.27%
2014 9.88% -0.19%
2013 10.07% -0.13%
2012 10.20% 0.37%
2011 9.83% -0.97%
2010 10.80% -0.85%
2009 11.65% 0.91%
2008 10.74% -0.07%
2007 10.81% -0.24%
2006 11.05% -0.58%
2005 11.63% 0.05%
2004 11.58% -0.09%
2003 11.67% 0.39%
2002 11.28% -0.15%
2001 11.43% 1.26%
2000 10.17% -0.90%
1999 11.07% 0.73%
1998 10.34% 1.83%
1997 8.51% -0.10%
1996 8.61% -1.54%
1995 10.15% -1.08%
1994 11.23% -1.07%
1993 12.30% 1.11%
1992 11.19% 0.25%
1991 10.94% 0.25%