Papua New Guinea 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.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.49%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.42%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.51%, a 0.11% decline from 2016.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.61%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
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%
Papua New Guinea Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 4.49% 0.07%
2018 4.42% -0.09%
2017 4.51% -0.11%
2016 4.61% -0.03%
2015 4.64% 0.03%
2014 4.61% -0.12%
2013 4.73% 0.03%
2012 4.70% 0.00%
2011 4.70% 1.09%
2010 3.60% -0.11%
2009 3.71% 0.07%
2008 3.63% -0.12%
2007 3.75% -0.31%
2006 4.06% -0.28%
2005 4.34% -0.24%
2004 4.59% -0.19%
2003 4.78% -0.17%
2002 4.95% -0.10%
2001 5.05% -0.18%
2000 5.23% 0.00%
1999 5.23% 0.09%
1998 5.15% -0.08%
1997 5.22% 0.04%
1996 5.18% -0.02%
1995 5.20% 0.05%
1994 5.15% 0.10%
1993 5.04% 0.14%
1992 4.90% 0.06%
1991 4.84% 0.06%