UAE Youth Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 9.90%, a 0.6% decline from 2021.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.49%, a 3.63% decline from 2020.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.12%, a 6.71% increase from 2019.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.41%, a 0.74% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 37.69%
New Caledonia 32.33%
Greece 31.15%
Spain 29.80%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.54%
Barbados 26.10%
Uruguay 25.28%
Bahamas 25.14%
Italy 23.72%
Sweden 21.68%
Slovak Republic 19.71%
Portugal 19.00%
Argentina 18.98%
Cyprus 18.65%
Estonia 18.40%
Chile 18.30%
Croatia 18.06%
Luxembourg 17.63%
France 17.47%
Brunei 16.72%
Belgium 16.44%
Saudi Arabia 16.00%
Kuwait 15.50%
Latvia 15.27%
Finland 14.14%
Puerto Rico 13.74%
Channel Islands 13.35%
Guam 13.22%
Lithuania 11.93%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.82%
Hong Kong 11.03%
Poland 10.65%
Denmark 10.54%
United Kingdom 10.51%
Hungary 10.49%
Austria 10.35%
Slovenia 10.14%
Ireland 10.02%
Norway 9.96%
UAE 9.90%
New Zealand 9.33%
Iceland 8.46%
Malta 8.40%
Singapore 8.38%
Australia 8.23%
Netherlands 7.90%
Switzerland 7.50%
Macao 7.22%
Oman 7.12%
Czech Republic 6.75%
Israel 6.73%
South Korea 6.65%
Germany 5.96%
Bahrain 5.89%
Japan 4.42%
Qatar 0.61%
Andorra 0.00%
Cayman Islands 0.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Curacao 0.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 0.00%
Seychelles 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
British Virgin Islands 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
UAE Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 9.90% -0.60%
2021 10.49% -3.63%
2020 14.12% 6.71%
2019 7.41% 0.74%
2018 6.66% -0.49%
2017 7.16% 2.31%
2016 4.85% -0.23%
2015 5.07% -0.23%
2014 5.31% -0.15%
2013 5.46% -0.20%
2012 5.66% -0.27%
2011 5.92% -0.14%
2010 6.06% -0.10%
2009 6.17% 0.00%
2008 6.17% -0.44%
2007 6.61% -0.52%
2006 7.12% -0.60%
2005 7.72% 0.52%
2004 7.20% 0.56%
2003 6.64% 0.66%
2002 5.98% 0.56%
2001 5.42% 0.48%
2000 4.95% 0.13%
1999 4.82% 0.16%
1998 4.66% 0.16%
1997 4.50% 0.07%
1996 4.42% 0.14%
1995 4.29% 0.04%
1994 4.24% 0.01%
1993 4.23% 0.20%
1992 4.03% 0.11%
1991 3.92% 3.92%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%