New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.23%, a 0.36% decline from 2018.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.59%, a 1.17% decline from 2017.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.76%, a 0.51% decline from 2016.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 13.27%, a 0.43% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
New Zealand Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.23% -0.36%
2018 11.59% -1.17%
2017 12.76% -0.51%
2016 13.27% -0.43%
2015 13.70% -1.27%
2014 14.97% -1.26%
2013 16.23% -1.71%
2012 17.94% 0.49%
2011 17.45% 0.14%
2010 17.30% 0.68%
2009 16.62% 5.30%
2008 11.32% 1.28%
2007 10.05% 0.12%
2006 9.93% 0.17%
2005 9.76% 0.07%
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% -0.17%
1991 19.34% -0.17%