Singapore 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.
  • Singapore youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.50%, a 0.24% increase from 2018.
  • Singapore youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.26%, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 10.87%, a 1.75% increase from 2016.
  • Singapore youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.12%, a 0.21% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
Singapore Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.50% 0.24%
2018 11.26% 0.39%
2017 10.87% 1.75%
2016 9.12% -0.21%
2015 9.33% 0.61%
2014 8.72% -0.61%
2013 9.33% 0.40%
2012 8.93% -0.33%
2011 9.26% -0.58%
2010 9.84% -3.04%
2009 12.88% 3.77%
2008 9.11% 0.40%
2007 8.71% -0.16%
2006 8.87% -1.66%
2005 10.53% -0.30%
2004 10.83% 0.67%
2003 10.16% -1.03%
2002 11.19% 3.47%
2001 7.72% 0.21%
2000 7.51% -2.04%
1999 9.55% 1.48%
1998 8.07% 2.62%
1997 5.45% -3.24%
1996 8.69% 1.67%
1995 7.02% -0.41%
1994 7.43% 0.27%
1993 7.16% 0.45%
1992 6.71% 2.85%
1991 3.86% 2.85%