Romania Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 20.57%, a 3.19% increase from 2020.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 17.38%, a 0.54% increase from 2019.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.84%, a 0.48% increase from 2018.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.36%, a 2.06% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Romania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 20.57% 3.19%
2020 17.38% 0.54%
2019 16.84% 0.48%
2018 16.36% -2.06%
2017 18.43% -2.21%
2016 20.63% -0.99%
2015 21.62% -2.33%
2014 23.95% 0.31%
2013 23.64% 1.24%
2012 22.40% -1.24%
2011 23.64% 1.88%
2010 21.76% 0.83%
2009 20.93% 2.18%
2008 18.75% -1.48%
2007 20.22% -1.25%
2006 21.47% 1.26%
2005 20.22% -2.06%
2004 22.27% 2.83%
2003 19.44% -2.71%
2002 22.15% 4.58%
2001 17.58% -0.17%
2000 17.74% 0.48%
1999 17.26% 0.48%
1998 16.78% -0.49%
1997 17.27% -2.94%
1996 20.21% -0.67%
1995 20.88% -1.37%
1994 22.25% -1.52%
1993 23.77% -0.86%
1992 24.64% 0.49%
1991 24.15% 0.49%