Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.74%, a 1.76% decline from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.49%, a 2.88% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 24.37%, a 1.58% decline from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 25.95%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
Puerto Rico Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.74% -1.76%
2018 21.49% -2.88%
2017 24.37% -1.58%
2016 25.95% -0.10%
2015 26.05% -3.44%
2014 29.49% -0.55%
2013 30.04% -0.22%
2012 30.26% -2.09%
2011 32.35% -0.60%
2010 32.94% 1.98%
2009 30.96% 6.56%
2008 24.40% 2.31%
2007 22.09% -0.47%
2006 22.56% -1.33%
2005 23.89% 2.28%
2004 21.61% -1.88%
2003 23.50% 0.16%
2002 23.33% 1.10%
2001 22.23% 1.85%
2000 20.39% -2.27%
1999 22.65% -2.18%
1998 24.83% -2.03%
1997 26.86% -0.62%
1996 27.48% 1.23%
1995 26.25% -0.78%
1994 27.03% -3.37%
1993 30.40% -3.57%
1992 33.97% 0.08%
1991 33.89% 0.08%