Guyana 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.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 25.48%, a 4.22% decline from 2021.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 29.70%, a 1.65% decline from 2020.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 31.35%, a 4.34% increase from 2019.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 27.01%, a 0.85% 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%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Guyana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 25.48% -4.22%
2021 29.70% -1.65%
2020 31.35% 4.34%
2019 27.01% 0.85%
2018 26.16% 0.36%
2017 25.80% 0.46%
2016 25.34% 0.49%
2015 24.85% 0.61%
2014 24.24% 0.54%
2013 23.70% 0.41%
2012 23.29% 0.33%
2011 22.96% 0.27%
2010 22.70% 0.46%
2009 22.23% 0.41%
2008 21.82% 0.27%
2007 21.55% 0.23%
2006 21.32% -0.85%
2005 22.17% -0.56%
2004 22.72% -0.61%
2003 23.33% -0.63%
2002 23.96% -0.37%
2001 24.33% -0.55%
2000 24.88% -0.14%
1999 25.01% -0.22%
1998 25.23% -0.16%
1997 25.39% -0.32%
1996 25.71% -0.40%
1995 26.11% -0.32%
1994 26.43% -0.53%
1993 26.96% -0.72%
1992 27.67% -0.11%
1991 27.78% 27.78%
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%