South Asia 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.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.60%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.52%, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.38%, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.18%, a 0.28% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.60%
Euro Area 18.19%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.75%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.28%
OECD members 12.53%
Sub-Saharan Africa 12.44%
East Asia & Pacific 9.87%
North America 8.55%
South Asia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.60% 0.08%
2018 19.52% 0.15%
2017 19.38% 0.20%
2016 19.18% 0.28%
2015 18.90% 0.59%
2014 18.30% -0.01%
2013 18.31% 0.77%
2012 17.54% 0.63%
2011 16.90% 0.42%
2010 16.49% 0.23%
2009 16.26% 0.94%
2008 15.32% 0.15%
2007 15.17% 0.05%
2006 15.13% -0.23%
2005 15.35% 0.05%
2004 15.30% 0.11%
2003 15.20% -0.07%
2002 15.27% 0.05%
2001 15.22% -0.06%
2000 15.28% 0.01%
1999 15.26% 0.24%
1998 15.02% 0.02%
1997 15.00% 0.03%
1996 14.96% 0.04%
1995 14.93% 0.08%
1994 14.85% 0.12%
1993 14.73% 0.30%
1992 14.43% 0.19%
1991 14.24% 0.19%