OECD members 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.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.13%, a 1.56% decline from 2020.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.69%, a 3.15% increase from 2019.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.54%, a 0.19% increase from 2018.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.35%, a 0.74% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
OECD members Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 14.13% -1.56%
2020 15.69% 3.15%
2019 12.54% 0.19%
2018 12.35% -0.74%
2017 13.09% -1.03%
2016 14.11% -0.85%
2015 14.97% -1.18%
2014 16.14% -0.91%
2013 17.05% -0.05%
2012 17.10% 0.10%
2011 17.00% -0.46%
2010 17.46% 0.17%
2009 17.29% 3.75%
2008 13.54% 0.75%
2007 12.79% -0.85%
2006 13.64% -1.04%
2005 14.68% -0.54%
2004 15.22% 0.04%
2003 15.18% 0.43%
2002 14.75% 0.84%
2001 13.91% -0.32%
2000 14.23% -0.76%
1999 14.99% 0.19%
1998 14.79% -0.23%
1997 15.03% -0.57%
1996 15.59% 0.01%
1995 15.59% 0.11%
1994 15.48% 0.33%
1993 15.15% 1.17%
1992 13.98% 0.66%
1991 13.32% 0.66%