Portugal 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.
  • Portugal youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.29%, a 2.02% decline from 2018.
  • Portugal youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.31%, a 3.58% decline from 2017.
  • Portugal youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 23.89%, a 4.1% decline from 2016.
  • Portugal youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 27.99%, a 4.03% 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%
Portugal Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 18.29% -2.02%
2018 20.31% -3.58%
2017 23.89% -4.10%
2016 27.99% -4.03%
2015 32.02% -2.81%
2014 34.83% -3.33%
2013 38.16% 0.18%
2012 37.98% 7.71%
2011 30.27% 7.53%
2010 22.74% 2.44%
2009 20.30% 3.65%
2008 16.65% -0.07%
2007 16.72% 0.24%
2006 16.48% 0.29%
2005 16.19% 2.17%
2004 14.02% 0.56%
2003 13.46% 3.03%
2002 10.43% 1.48%
2001 8.95% 0.70%
2000 8.25% -0.93%
1999 9.18% -0.32%
1998 9.50% -4.71%
1997 14.21% -2.84%
1996 17.05% 1.05%
1995 16.00% 1.45%
1994 14.55% 2.51%
1993 12.04% 2.49%
1992 9.55% 0.97%
1991 8.58% 0.97%