Sweden 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.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.22%, a 2.8% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 17.42%, a 0.4% 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 18.77%, a 1.44% 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%
Sweden Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.22% 2.80%
2018 17.42% -0.40%
2017 17.82% -0.95%
2016 18.77% -1.44%
2015 20.21% -2.43%
2014 22.64% -0.71%
2013 23.35% -0.12%
2012 23.47% 0.80%
2011 22.67% -1.98%
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% -3.08%
1994 22.40% -0.06%
1993 22.46% 8.95%
1992 13.51% 5.66%
1991 7.85% 5.66%