France 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.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 17.75%, a 1.11% decline from 2021.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 18.86%, a 1.3% decline from 2020.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.16%, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.51%, a 1.25% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 38.02%
French Polynesia 36.37%
Greece 30.05%
Spain 28.34%
Uruguay 27.58%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.20%
Barbados 24.49%
Italy 23.93%
Brunei 23.89%
Bahamas 23.85%
Saudi Arabia 23.77%
Sweden 20.68%
Panama 20.19%
Estonia 20.15%
Slovak Republic 19.30%
Cyprus 18.69%
Argentina 18.57%
Portugal 17.80%
France 17.75%
Croatia 17.56%
Luxembourg 17.54%
Chile 17.25%
Belgium 16.27%
Kuwait 15.38%
Channel Islands 14.79%
Finland 14.47%
Guam 13.64%
Latvia 13.20%
Puerto Rico 13.11%
Hong Kong 12.96%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.57%
Slovenia 11.09%
Lithuania 11.05%
Iceland 10.73%
Hungary 10.22%
Canada 10.01%
United Kingdom 9.94%
Norway 9.64%
Austria 9.40%
UAE 9.29%
New Zealand 9.23%
Ireland 9.15%
Denmark 8.78%
Poland 8.71%
Australia 8.29%
Malta 8.27%
United States 7.89%
Netherlands 7.79%
Oman 7.47%
Switzerland 7.37%
Czech Republic 7.08%
Macao 7.05%
South Korea 6.88%
Bahrain 6.63%
Singapore 6.12%
Israel 6.03%
Germany 5.75%
Japan 4.23%
Qatar 0.30%
France Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 17.75% -1.11%
2021 18.86% -1.30%
2020 20.16% 0.65%
2019 19.51% -1.25%
2018 20.76% -1.39%
2017 22.15% -2.32%
2016 24.47% -0.21%
2015 24.68% 0.48%
2014 24.20% 0.19%
2013 24.01% 0.43%
2012 23.58% 1.70%
2011 21.88% -0.59%
2010 22.47% -0.42%
2009 22.89% 4.64%
2008 18.25% -0.52%
2007 18.77% -2.50%
2006 21.27% 1.05%
2005 20.22% 0.53%
2004 19.69% 2.49%
2003 17.20% -1.66%
2002 18.86% 0.93%
2001 17.94% -2.58%
2000 20.51% -5.61%
1999 26.12% 0.19%
1998 25.94% -2.69%
1997 28.63% 1.36%
1996 27.27% 0.49%
1995 26.78% -1.63%
1994 28.41% 3.19%
1993 25.22% 3.80%
1992 21.42% 1.91%
1991 19.51% 1.91%