South Asia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 19.92%, a 0.44% increase from 2018.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.47%, a 0.11% increase from 2017.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.36%, a 0.24% increase from 2016.
  • South Asia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.12%, a 0.26% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Asia 19.92%
Euro Area 18.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.67%
European Union 16.83%
World 15.39%
OECD members 12.40%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.58%
East Asia & Pacific 10.14%
North America 8.75%
South Asia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.92% 0.44%
2018 19.47% 0.11%
2017 19.36% 0.24%
2016 19.12% 0.26%
2015 18.86% 0.54%
2014 18.32% -0.07%
2013 18.39% 0.77%
2012 17.62% 0.72%
2011 16.90% 0.51%
2010 16.40% 0.20%
2009 16.20% 0.97%
2008 15.22% 0.29%
2007 14.93% 0.01%
2006 14.93% -0.27%
2005 15.19% 0.01%
2004 15.18% 0.06%
2003 15.12% -0.14%
2002 15.27% 0.11%
2001 15.16% 0.00%
2000 15.16% 0.09%
1999 15.07% 0.22%
1998 14.86% 0.00%
1997 14.86% 0.09%
1996 14.77% 0.06%
1995 14.71% 0.05%
1994 14.65% 0.07%
1993 14.58% 0.30%
1992 14.29% 0.14%
1991 14.14% 0.14%