Timor-Leste 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.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.31%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.33%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.50%, a 0.25% decline from 2016.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.75%, a 0.64% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
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Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Timor-Leste Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.31% -0.02%
2018 12.33% -0.17%
2017 12.50% -0.25%
2016 12.75% 0.64%
2015 12.11% 0.63%
2014 11.48% 0.58%
2013 10.90% 0.62%
2012 10.28% 0.64%
2011 9.64% 0.56%
2010 9.08% 0.08%
2009 9.00% 0.37%
2008 8.63% -0.03%
2007 8.66% -0.15%
2006 8.81% -0.36%
2005 9.17% -0.20%
2004 9.37% -0.20%
2003 9.57% -0.23%
2002 9.80% -0.21%
2001 10.01% 0.17%
2000 9.84% 0.01%
1999 9.83% -0.59%
1998 10.42% -0.04%
1997 10.46% 0.09%
1996 10.37% 0.23%
1995 10.14% 0.21%
1994 9.93% 0.27%
1993 9.66% 0.36%
1992 9.30% 0.30%
1991 9.00% 0.30%