Syrian Arab Republic 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.
  • Syrian Arab Republic youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.84%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Syrian Arab Republic youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.86%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Syrian Arab Republic youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 20.95%, a 0.07% decline from 2016.
  • Syrian Arab Republic youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 21.02%, a 0.07% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.84%
Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
Togo 8.89%
Sierra Leone 8.88%
Zimbabwe 8.13%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.75%
Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
Malawi 7.40%
Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Syrian Arab Republic Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 20.84% -0.02%
2018 20.86% -0.09%
2017 20.95% -0.07%
2016 21.02% 0.07%
2015 20.95% 0.12%
2014 20.83% 0.09%
2013 20.74% 0.26%
2012 20.48% 0.23%
2011 20.25% 0.18%
2010 20.07% 3.91%
2009 16.16% -5.68%
2008 21.84% 3.11%
2007 18.73% 1.05%
2006 17.68% -0.62%
2005 18.30% -0.50%
2004 18.80% -0.47%
2003 19.27% -1.17%
2002 20.44% -1.01%
2001 21.45% 3.67%
2000 17.78% 3.39%
1999 14.39% 0.39%
1998 14.00% 0.27%
1997 13.73% 0.22%
1996 13.51% 0.24%
1995 13.27% -0.45%
1994 13.72% 0.18%
1993 13.54% 0.59%
1992 12.95% 0.56%
1991 12.39% 0.56%