Timor-Leste 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.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.63%, a 0.3% increase from 2018.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.34%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.47%, a 0.29% decline from 2016.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.75%, a 0.58% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Timor-Leste Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.63% 0.30%
2018 12.34% -0.13%
2017 12.47% -0.29%
2016 12.75% 0.58%
2015 12.18% 0.83%
2014 11.35% 0.08%
2013 11.27% 0.48%
2012 10.79% 0.67%
2011 10.13% 0.68%
2010 9.44% 0.01%
2009 9.43% 0.26%
2008 9.17% -0.06%
2007 9.23% -0.30%
2006 9.53% 0.07%
2005 9.45% 0.07%
2004 9.38% 0.24%
2003 9.14% -0.15%
2002 9.30% 0.00%
2001 9.30% 0.03%
2000 9.27% -0.24%
1999 9.51% 0.18%
1998 9.33% -0.01%
1997 9.34% 0.06%
1996 9.28% 0.12%
1995 9.15% 0.15%
1994 9.00% 0.16%
1993 8.84% 0.32%
1992 8.51% 0.24%
1991 8.27% 0.24%