North America 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.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.98%, a 5.37% decline from 2020.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.35%, a 6.76% increase from 2019.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.59%, a 0.22% decline from 2018.
  • North America youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.81%, a 0.61% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 24.08%
Latin America & Caribbean 21.37%
Euro Area 20.41%
European Union 19.34%
World 17.89%
Sub-Saharan Africa 14.81%
OECD members 14.13%
East Asia & Pacific 10.86%
North America 9.98%
North America Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 9.98% -5.37%
2020 15.35% 6.76%
2019 8.59% -0.22%
2018 8.81% -0.61%
2017 9.42% -1.19%
2016 10.61% -1.09%
2015 11.71% -1.65%
2014 13.35% -1.95%
2013 15.31% -0.68%
2012 15.99% -0.96%
2011 16.95% -1.06%
2010 18.01% 0.72%
2009 17.29% 4.66%
2008 12.63% 2.10%
2007 10.53% -0.02%
2006 10.54% -0.80%
2005 11.34% -0.63%
2004 11.97% -0.53%
2003 12.50% 0.38%
2002 12.12% 1.36%
2001 10.76% 1.13%
2000 9.63% -0.69%
1999 10.32% -0.57%
1998 10.89% -1.01%
1997 11.90% -0.51%
1996 12.41% -0.05%
1995 12.45% -0.43%
1994 12.89% -0.90%
1993 13.79% -0.78%
1992 14.57% 0.88%
1991 13.70% 0.88%