Sweden 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.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 17.78%, a 0.99% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.79%, a 1.03% decline from 2017.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.82%, a 0.95% decline from 2016.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 18.76%, a 1.44% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
Sweden Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 17.78% 0.99%
2018 16.79% -1.03%
2017 17.82% -0.95%
2016 18.76% -1.44%
2015 20.21% -2.43%
2014 22.63% -0.71%
2013 23.35% -0.12%
2012 23.47% 0.80%
2011 22.67% -1.99%
2010 24.65% -0.23%
2009 24.88% 4.82%
2008 20.06% 0.90%
2007 19.16% -2.26%
2006 21.42% -0.48%
2005 21.90% 3.37%
2004 18.53% 4.22%
2003 14.31% 1.39%
2002 12.92% 1.26%
2001 11.66% 2.36%
2000 9.30% -6.57%
1999 15.87% -1.23%
1998 17.10% -4.20%
1997 21.30% 0.26%
1996 21.04% 1.72%
1995 19.32% -3.09%
1994 22.40% -0.06%
1993 22.46% 8.95%
1992 13.51% 5.66%
1991 7.85% 5.66%