Maldives 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.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 15.14%, a 0.66% decline from 2021.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 15.79%, a 0.72% decline from 2020.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 16.51%, a 2.59% increase from 2019.
  • Maldives youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.93%, a 0.52% decline 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%
Dominica 0.00%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Maldives Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 15.14% -0.66%
2021 15.79% -0.72%
2020 16.51% 2.59%
2019 13.93% -0.52%
2018 14.45% -0.47%
2017 14.92% -0.40%
2016 15.32% -1.54%
2015 16.86% -1.44%
2014 18.29% -1.29%
2013 19.59% -1.20%
2012 20.79% -1.23%
2011 22.02% -1.28%
2010 23.30% -1.38%
2009 24.68% 2.41%
2008 22.27% 2.20%
2007 20.07% 2.14%
2006 17.93% 2.20%
2005 15.73% 2.25%
2004 13.48% 2.22%
2003 11.26% 2.24%
2002 9.02% 2.28%
2001 6.73% 2.33%
2000 4.41% 0.50%
1999 3.91% 0.50%
1998 3.40% 0.51%
1997 2.89% 0.51%
1996 2.38% 0.51%
1995 1.87% 0.02%
1994 1.85% 0.02%
1993 1.83% 0.02%
1992 1.81% 0.03%
1991 1.78% 1.78%
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%