China Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 13.17%, a 0.73% increase from 2021.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 12.44%, a 0.25% decline from 2020.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.69%, a 1.96% increase from 2019.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.73%, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
China Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 13.17% 0.73%
2021 12.44% -0.25%
2020 12.69% 1.96%
2019 10.73% 1.02%
2018 9.71% -0.76%
2017 10.47% -0.14%
2016 10.61% -0.10%
2015 10.71% 0.18%
2014 10.54% 0.20%
2013 10.34% 0.17%
2012 10.17% 0.19%
2011 9.98% 0.16%
2010 9.82% -0.32%
2009 10.14% 0.35%
2008 9.80% 0.58%
2007 9.22% -0.10%
2006 9.32% -0.16%
2005 9.48% 0.06%
2004 9.42% -0.19%
2003 9.61% 0.70%
2002 8.91% 0.92%
2001 7.99% 1.15%
2000 6.84% 0.07%
1999 6.76% 0.10%
1998 6.67% 0.10%
1997 6.57% 0.31%
1996 6.26% 0.34%
1995 5.92% 0.30%
1994 5.63% 0.51%
1993 5.12% 0.69%
1992 4.43% 0.07%
1991 4.37% 0.07%