North Korea 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.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.39%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.30%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.39%, a 0.04% decline from 2016.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.43%, a 0.11% 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 6.39% 0.09%
2018 6.30% -0.10%
2017 6.39% -0.04%
2016 6.43% -0.11%
2015 6.54% -0.02%
2014 6.56% -0.08%
2013 6.64% 0.04%
2012 6.60% 0.02%
2011 6.58% 0.00%
2010 6.58% 0.11%
2009 6.47% 0.46%
2008 6.00% -0.09%
2007 6.10% -0.18%
2006 6.27% -0.18%
2005 6.45% -0.13%
2004 6.59% -0.11%
2003 6.70% -0.02%
2002 6.72% 0.11%
2001 6.61% -0.02%
2000 6.63% 0.07%
1999 6.56% 0.08%
1998 6.48% 0.04%
1997 6.44% 0.11%
1996 6.34% 0.11%
1995 6.22% 0.14%
1994 6.08% 0.13%
1993 5.96% 0.24%
1992 5.71% 0.18%
1991 5.54% 0.18%