Uruguay 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.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 29.40%, a 3.08% increase from 2018.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.32%, a 1.32% increase from 2017.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 25.00%, a 1.12% increase from 2016.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 23.88%, a 1.27% increase 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%
Uruguay Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 29.40% 3.08%
2018 26.32% 1.32%
2017 25.00% 1.12%
2016 23.88% 1.27%
2015 22.61% 3.32%
2014 19.29% 0.10%
2013 19.19% 0.67%
2012 18.52% 0.54%
2011 17.98% -2.58%
2010 20.56% -0.34%
2009 20.90% -1.40%
2008 22.30% -2.59%
2007 24.89% -3.22%
2006 28.11% -1.26%
2005 29.37% -3.96%
2004 33.33% -4.96%
2003 38.29% 0.32%
2002 37.97% 3.60%
2001 34.37% 5.13%
2000 29.24% 4.79%
1999 24.45% 1.71%
1998 22.74% 0.33%
1997 22.41% 0.15%
1996 22.26% -0.05%
1995 22.31% 0.58%
1994 21.73% -0.43%
1993 22.16% 0.06%
1992 22.10% -0.47%
1991 22.57% -0.47%