South Asia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 2022 was 20.57%, a 0.55% decline from 2021.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 21.11%, a 5.17% decline from 2020.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 26.29%, a 6.32% increase from 2019.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.97%, a 2.31% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 20.57%
Euro Area 16.66%
European Union 15.82%
World 15.58%
Latin America & Caribbean 15.11%
Sub-Saharan Africa 12.35%
OECD members 11.33%
East Asia & Pacific 11.23%
North America 8.09%
South Asia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 20.57% -0.55%
2021 21.11% -5.17%
2020 26.29% 6.32%
2019 19.97% -2.31%
2018 22.28% 0.83%
2017 21.45% 0.87%
2016 20.58% 0.86%
2015 19.72% 1.13%
2014 18.60% 0.48%
2013 18.11% 1.04%
2012 17.07% 0.99%
2011 16.08% 0.64%
2010 15.43% 0.30%
2009 15.13% 0.78%
2008 14.35% 0.52%
2007 13.82% 0.60%
2006 13.22% 0.32%
2005 12.90% 0.28%
2004 12.62% 0.30%
2003 12.33% 0.14%
2002 12.19% 0.09%
2001 12.10% 0.11%
2000 11.99% 0.14%
1999 11.84% 0.31%
1998 11.53% 0.22%
1997 11.31% 0.18%
1996 11.13% 0.18%
1995 10.95% 0.22%
1994 10.73% -0.03%
1993 10.76% -0.06%
1992 10.81% 0.04%
1991 10.78% 0.04%