Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.43%, a 1.56% decline from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.99%, a 2.17% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 24.16%, a 1.34% decline from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 25.50%, a 0.15% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
Puerto Rico Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.43% -1.56%
2018 21.99% -2.17%
2017 24.16% -1.34%
2016 25.50% -0.15%
2015 25.65% -3.08%
2014 28.73% -0.48%
2013 29.21% -0.22%
2012 29.43% -1.86%
2011 31.29% -0.55%
2010 31.84% 1.65%
2009 30.19% 5.79%
2008 24.40% 2.31%
2007 22.09% -0.47%
2006 22.56% -1.33%
2005 23.89% 2.28%
2004 21.61% -1.89%
2003 23.50% 0.17%
2002 23.33% 1.31%
2001 22.02% 1.63%
2000 20.39% -2.26%
1999 22.65% -2.18%
1998 24.83% -2.03%
1997 26.86% -0.62%
1996 27.48% 1.23%
1995 26.25% -0.87%
1994 27.12% -3.28%
1993 30.40% -3.57%
1992 33.97% 0.08%
1991 33.89% 0.08%