Yemen 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.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 24.24%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 24.23%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 24.25%, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
  • Yemen youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 24.26%, a 0.05% decline 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%
Yemen Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 24.24% 0.01%
2018 24.23% -0.02%
2017 24.25% -0.01%
2016 24.26% -0.05%
2015 24.31% -0.16%
2014 24.47% 0.48%
2013 23.99% 0.72%
2012 23.27% 0.61%
2011 22.66% 0.52%
2010 22.14% 0.56%
2009 21.58% 1.01%
2008 20.57% 0.25%
2007 20.32% 0.07%
2006 20.25% 0.05%
2005 20.20% 0.19%
2004 20.01% 0.23%
2003 19.78% 0.32%
2002 19.46% 0.39%
2001 19.07% 0.25%
2000 18.82% 0.24%
1999 18.58% 0.21%
1998 18.37% 0.18%
1997 18.19% 0.19%
1996 18.00% 0.25%
1995 17.75% 0.46%
1994 17.29% 0.19%
1993 17.10% 0.34%
1992 16.76% 0.32%
1991 16.44% 0.32%