Philippines 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.
  • Philippines youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.19%, a 0.41% decline 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 0.28% decline from 2016.
  • Philippines youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.70%, a 0.86% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
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Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Philippines Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 6.19% -0.41%
2018 6.60% -0.81%
2017 7.41% -0.28%
2016 7.70% -0.86%
2015 8.56% -1.01%
2014 9.56% 0.29%
2013 9.28% -0.24%
2012 9.51% -0.15%
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% 0.15%
2004 9.17% 0.12%
2003 9.06% -0.28%
2002 9.34% -0.16%
2001 9.50% 0.04%
2000 9.46% -0.01%
1999 9.47% 0.07%
1998 9.41% 0.07%
1997 9.34% 0.04%
1996 9.30% 0.06%
1995 9.23% 0.06%
1994 9.17% 0.05%
1993 9.13% 0.18%
1992 8.95% 0.10%
1991 8.84% 0.10%