OECD members 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.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.40%, a 0.13% increase from 2018.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.27%, a 0.77% decline from 2017.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.04%, a 1.03% decline from 2016.
  • OECD members youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 14.07%, a 0.84% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.92%
Euro Area 18.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.67%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.39%
OECD members 12.40%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.58%
East Asia & Pacific 10.14%
North America 8.75%
OECD members Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.40% 0.13%
2018 12.27% -0.77%
2017 13.04% -1.03%
2016 14.07% -0.84%
2015 14.92% -1.21%
2014 16.13% -0.93%
2013 17.06% -0.09%
2012 17.15% 0.18%
2011 16.97% -0.50%
2010 17.47% 0.16%
2009 17.32% 3.72%
2008 13.59% 0.75%
2007 12.85% -0.77%
2006 13.62% -1.09%
2005 14.71% -0.54%
2004 15.25% 0.02%
2003 15.23% 0.44%
2002 14.79% 0.91%
2001 13.88% -0.29%
2000 14.16% -0.76%
1999 14.93% 0.22%
1998 14.71% -0.23%
1997 14.94% -0.55%
1996 15.49% -0.01%
1995 15.50% 0.10%
1994 15.40% 0.32%
1993 15.08% 1.16%
1992 13.93% 0.68%
1991 13.24% 0.68%