Yemen 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.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 24.04%, a 0.25% decline from 2018.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 24.29%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 24.41%, a 0.17% decline from 2016.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 24.58%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 30.66%
Yemen 24.04%
Syrian Arab Republic 20.94%
Tajikistan 20.82%
South Sudan 18.78%
Afghanistan 17.43%
Somalia 16.99%
Mali 14.74%
Gambia 12.47%
Comoros 9.88%
Sierra Leone 8.97%
Eritrea 8.76%
Burkina Faso 8.31%
Senegal 8.21%
Zimbabwe 8.09%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 7.98%
Malawi 7.52%
Mozambique 6.87%
North Korea 6.39%
Central African Republic 5.71%
Guinea 5.32%
Benin 4.40%
Guinea-Bissau 3.91%
Tanzania 3.57%
Togo 3.47%
Ethiopia 3.23%
Madagascar 3.09%
Chad 3.09%
Uganda 2.70%
Burundi 2.69%
Liberia 2.31%
Nepal 2.30%
Rwanda 1.71%
Niger 0.64%
Yemen Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 24.04% -0.25%
2018 24.29% -0.12%
2017 24.41% -0.17%
2016 24.58% -0.04%
2015 24.62% 0.15%
2014 24.47% 0.51%
2013 23.96% 0.63%
2012 23.32% 0.50%
2011 22.83% 0.74%
2010 22.08% 0.56%
2009 21.53% 1.08%
2008 20.45% 0.24%
2007 20.21% 0.03%
2006 20.18% 0.01%
2005 20.17% 0.15%
2004 20.02% 0.19%
2003 19.83% 0.32%
2002 19.51% 0.42%
2001 19.09% 0.30%
2000 18.79% 0.21%
1999 18.58% 0.26%
1998 18.32% 0.15%
1997 18.17% 0.16%
1996 18.01% 0.27%
1995 17.74% 0.46%
1994 17.29% 0.13%
1993 17.15% 0.38%
1992 16.77% 0.33%
1991 16.44% 0.33%