New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.16%, a 0.54% decline from 2018.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.70%, a 1.18% decline from 2017.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.88%, a 0.47% decline from 2016.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 13.35%, a 0.38% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
New Zealand Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.16% -0.54%
2018 11.70% -1.18%
2017 12.88% -0.47%
2016 13.35% -0.38%
2015 13.73% -0.15%
2014 13.88% -1.12%
2013 15.00% -2.94%
2012 17.94% 0.49%
2011 17.45% 0.15%
2010 17.30% 0.68%
2009 16.62% 5.30%
2008 11.32% 1.27%
2007 10.05% 0.12%
2006 9.93% 0.17%
2005 9.76% 0.08%
2004 9.68% -0.84%
2003 10.52% -1.24%
2002 11.76% -0.34%
2001 12.10% -1.40%
2000 13.50% -0.66%
1999 14.16% -0.86%
1998 15.02% 1.40%
1997 13.62% 1.37%
1996 12.25% -0.02%
1995 12.27% -3.20%
1994 15.47% -2.42%
1993 17.89% -1.29%
1992 19.18% -0.16%
1991 19.34% -0.16%