OECD members Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2019 was 12.53%, a 0.2% increase from 2018.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.33%, a 0.73% decline from 2017.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.06%, a 1.03% decline from 2016.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 14.09%, a 0.85% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.60%
Euro Area 18.19%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.75%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.28%
OECD members 12.53%
Sub-Saharan Africa 12.44%
East Asia & Pacific 9.87%
North America 8.55%
OECD members Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.53% 0.20%
2018 12.33% -0.73%
2017 13.06% -1.03%
2016 14.09% -0.85%
2015 14.94% -1.23%
2014 16.17% -0.91%
2013 17.08% -0.10%
2012 17.18% 0.17%
2011 17.01% -0.46%
2010 17.47% 0.15%
2009 17.33% 3.74%
2008 13.59% 0.75%
2007 12.84% -0.79%
2006 13.62% -1.09%
2005 14.72% -0.53%
2004 15.25% 0.02%
2003 15.23% 0.43%
2002 14.79% 0.90%
2001 13.90% -0.27%
2000 14.17% -0.76%
1999 14.92% 0.19%
1998 14.73% -0.23%
1997 14.96% -0.56%
1996 15.52% -0.01%
1995 15.54% 0.12%
1994 15.41% 0.32%
1993 15.10% 1.15%
1992 13.95% 0.57%
1991 13.38% 0.57%