Romania 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.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.78%, a 0.5% increase from 2018.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.28%, a 2.07% decline from 2017.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 18.35%, a 2.25% decline from 2016.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.60%, a 0.95% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Romania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 16.78% 0.50%
2018 16.28% -2.07%
2017 18.35% -2.25%
2016 20.60% -0.95%
2015 21.55% -2.35%
2014 23.90% 0.32%
2013 23.58% 1.21%
2012 22.37% -1.21%
2011 23.58% 1.82%
2010 21.76% 0.86%
2009 20.90% 2.19%
2008 18.71% -1.52%
2007 20.23% -1.21%
2006 21.44% 1.22%
2005 20.22% -2.05%
2004 22.27% 2.88%
2003 19.39% -2.67%
2002 22.06% 4.63%
2001 17.43% -0.15%
2000 17.58% 0.47%
1999 17.11% 0.42%
1998 16.69% -0.48%
1997 17.17% -3.15%
1996 20.32% -0.63%
1995 20.95% -1.41%
1994 22.36% -1.22%
1993 23.58% -0.99%
1992 24.57% -0.04%
1991 24.61% -0.04%