China 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.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 14.85%, a 2.44% increase from 2021.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 12.41%, a 0.3% decline from 2020.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.72%, a 1.99% 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
Libya 50.45%
South Africa 49.83%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 43.82%
Botswana 43.52%
Jordan 41.91%
Namibia 38.97%
Gabon 36.90%
North Macedonia 32.44%
Algeria 32.01%
Bosnia 31.89%
Iraq 31.76%
St. Lucia 30.78%
Costa Rica 30.74%
Albania 28.20%
Montenegro 28.06%
Suriname 26.60%
Guyana 25.48%
Serbia 24.25%
Lebanon 23.94%
Iran 22.83%
Romania 22.59%
Mauritius 21.76%
Colombia 21.04%
Brazil 20.68%
Samoa 20.35%
Turkey 19.25%
Armenia 19.02%
Jamaica 18.06%
Belize 17.93%
Equatorial Guinea 16.53%
Fiji 16.01%
Maldives 15.14%
China 14.85%
Paraguay 14.51%
Russia 14.37%
Azerbaijan 13.58%
Dominican Republic 12.89%
Venezuela 10.98%
Bulgaria 10.77%
Malaysia 10.39%
Belarus 10.27%
Turkmenistan 8.99%
Ecuador 8.40%
Peru 8.04%
Tonga 7.03%
Mexico 6.52%
Guatemala 6.28%
Thailand 5.39%
Kazakhstan 3.82%
Cuba 3.09%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
China Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 14.85% 2.44%
2021 12.41% -0.30%
2020 12.72% 1.99%
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 10.53% 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% 4.37%
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%