Libya 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.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 50.45%, a 1.15% decline from 2021.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 51.61%, a 1.38% decline from 2020.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 52.99%, a 2.93% increase from 2019.
  • Libya youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 50.06%, a 0.3% 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%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Libya Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 50.45% -1.15%
2021 51.61% -1.38%
2020 52.99% 2.93%
2019 50.06% 0.30%
2018 49.76% -0.23%
2017 49.99% -0.83%
2016 50.82% -0.43%
2015 51.25% 0.66%
2014 50.59% 0.05%
2013 50.54% 0.78%
2012 49.77% -0.13%
2011 49.89% 0.98%
2010 48.92% 0.39%
2009 48.52% 0.66%
2008 47.86% 0.70%
2007 47.16% 0.34%
2006 46.82% 0.52%
2005 46.30% -0.09%
2004 46.40% 0.04%
2003 46.36% -0.11%
2002 46.47% 0.11%
2001 46.36% 0.05%
2000 46.30% -0.06%
1999 46.36% 0.29%
1998 46.08% -0.22%
1997 46.29% 0.35%
1996 45.95% -0.03%
1995 45.97% 0.50%
1994 45.47% 0.63%
1993 44.84% 0.49%
1992 44.35% 0.58%
1991 43.77% 43.77%
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%