Philippines 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.
  • Philippines youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.67%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.60%, a 0.81% decline from 2017.
  • Philippines youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.41%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
  • Philippines youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.59%, a 0.97% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Cabo Verde 27.82%
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Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
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Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Philippines Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 6.67% 0.07%
2018 6.60% -0.81%
2017 7.41% -0.18%
2016 7.59% -0.97%
2015 8.56% -1.00%
2014 9.56% 0.28%
2013 9.28% -0.23%
2012 9.51% -0.16%
2011 9.67% -0.26%
2010 9.93% -0.39%
2009 10.32% 0.33%
2008 9.99% 1.14%
2007 8.85% -1.26%
2006 10.11% 0.78%
2005 9.33% 0.16%
2004 9.17% 0.11%
2003 9.06% -0.25%
2002 9.31% -0.19%
2001 9.50% -0.01%
2000 9.51% 0.04%
1999 9.47% 0.08%
1998 9.39% -0.06%
1997 9.45% 0.05%
1996 9.40% 0.07%
1995 9.33% 0.07%
1994 9.26% 0.13%
1993 9.13% 0.22%
1992 8.91% 0.10%
1991 8.81% 0.10%