North Korea 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.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.88%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.93%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.07%, a 0.13% decline from 2016.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.20%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 5.88% -0.05%
2018 5.93% -0.14%
2017 6.07% -0.13%
2016 6.20% -0.04%
2015 6.24% -0.06%
2014 6.30% -0.08%
2013 6.38% 0.03%
2012 6.35% 0.03%
2011 6.32% 0.00%
2010 6.32% 0.05%
2009 6.27% 0.36%
2008 5.91% -0.03%
2007 5.94% -0.19%
2006 6.13% -0.21%
2005 6.34% -0.10%
2004 6.44% -0.08%
2003 6.52% -0.04%
2002 6.56% 0.06%
2001 6.50% -0.02%
2000 6.52% 0.01%
1999 6.51% 0.20%
1998 6.31% 0.09%
1997 6.22% 0.06%
1996 6.16% 0.08%
1995 6.08% 0.09%
1994 5.99% 0.17%
1993 5.82% 0.23%
1992 5.59% 0.13%
1991 5.46% 0.13%