North America 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.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.75%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.76%, a 0.61% decline from 2017.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.37%, a 1.21% decline from 2016.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.57%, a 1.09% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.92%
Euro Area 18.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.67%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.39%
OECD members 12.40%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.58%
East Asia & Pacific 10.14%
North America 8.75%
North America Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.75% -0.01%
2018 8.76% -0.61%
2017 9.37% -1.21%
2016 10.57% -1.09%
2015 11.67% -1.63%
2014 13.30% -1.97%
2013 15.27% -0.95%
2012 16.22% -0.70%
2011 16.92% -1.05%
2010 17.97% 0.73%
2009 17.24% 4.66%
2008 12.58% 2.10%
2007 10.47% -0.01%
2006 10.48% -0.81%
2005 11.29% -0.62%
2004 11.90% -0.54%
2003 12.44% 0.38%
2002 12.06% 1.38%
2001 10.68% 1.13%
2000 9.54% -0.66%
1999 10.21% -0.57%
1998 10.77% -1.00%
1997 11.77% -0.51%
1996 12.28% -0.05%
1995 12.33% -0.45%
1994 12.77% -0.92%
1993 13.69% -0.78%
1992 14.47% 0.89%
1991 13.58% 0.89%