South Asia 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.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.08%, a 2.6% increase from 2020.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 21.48%, a 1.97% increase from 2019.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.51%, a 0.23% decline from 2018.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.74%, a 0.43% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 24.08%
Latin America & Caribbean 21.37%
Euro Area 20.41%
European Union 19.34%
World 17.89%
Sub-Saharan Africa 14.81%
OECD members 14.13%
East Asia & Pacific 10.86%
North America 9.98%
South Asia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 24.08% 2.60%
2020 21.48% 1.97%
2019 19.51% -0.23%
2018 19.74% 0.43%
2017 19.30% 0.38%
2016 18.92% 0.44%
2015 18.48% 0.73%
2014 17.75% 0.20%
2013 17.55% 0.75%
2012 16.80% 0.74%
2011 16.06% 0.26%
2010 15.80% 0.06%
2009 15.74% 0.72%
2008 15.03% 0.06%
2007 14.96% 0.31%
2006 14.65% 0.03%
2005 14.62% 0.19%
2004 14.43% 0.19%
2003 14.24% 0.18%
2002 14.06% -0.06%
2001 14.13% 0.04%
2000 14.09% -0.19%
1999 14.28% 0.27%
1998 14.01% 0.16%
1997 13.84% -0.11%
1996 13.96% 0.03%
1995 13.93% 0.13%
1994 13.79% 0.14%
1993 13.65% 0.00%
1992 13.65% 0.32%
1991 13.33% 0.32%