UAE Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.67%, a 1.66% increase from 2020.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.01%, a 1.84% increase from 2019.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.16%, a 0.35% decline from 2018.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.51%, a 0.34% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 40.97%
French Polynesia 38.91%
Spain 36.93%
Greece 36.87%
Uruguay 32.86%
Italy 30.92%
Bahamas 30.78%
Barbados 30.58%
Panama 29.96%
Argentina 29.89%
Saudi Arabia 28.84%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.02%
Kuwait 25.48%
Sweden 24.54%
Croatia 23.63%
Brunei 23.41%
Portugal 23.13%
Slovak Republic 21.47%
Chile 21.39%
France 20.09%
Belgium 19.57%
Lithuania 19.02%
Puerto Rico 18.47%
Finland 18.05%
Ireland 17.43%
Estonia 17.14%
Channel Islands 15.78%
Latvia 15.53%
Guam 15.31%
Luxembourg 15.23%
Hong Kong 14.97%
Oman 14.58%
Canada 14.04%
Slovenia 13.91%
Hungary 13.52%
Poland 13.42%
Iceland 13.36%
United Kingdom 13.23%
Norway 13.02%
Trinidad and Tobago 12.68%
Cyprus 11.83%
New Zealand 11.39%
Austria 11.37%
Australia 10.80%
UAE 10.67%
Denmark 10.13%
Bahrain 9.90%
Malta 9.78%
Netherlands 9.61%
United States 9.57%
Macao 9.24%
Singapore 9.12%
Switzerland 9.11%
Israel 8.79%
South Korea 7.78%
Czech Republic 7.62%
Germany 6.95%
Japan 4.36%
Qatar 1.08%
UAE Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 10.67% 1.66%
2020 9.01% 1.84%
2019 7.16% -0.35%
2018 7.51% -0.34%
2017 7.85% 2.55%
2016 5.30% -0.39%
2015 5.70% -0.23%
2014 5.93% -0.23%
2013 6.16% -0.26%
2012 6.42% -0.27%
2011 6.69% -0.34%
2010 7.02% -0.17%
2009 7.19% -0.05%
2008 7.24% -0.17%
2007 7.41% -0.20%
2006 7.61% -0.47%
2005 8.08% 0.60%
2004 7.48% 0.48%
2003 7.00% 0.34%
2002 6.65% 0.31%
2001 6.34% 0.33%
2000 6.01% 0.17%
1999 5.85% 0.20%
1998 5.65% 0.25%
1997 5.39% 0.14%
1996 5.26% 0.13%
1995 5.12% 0.03%
1994 5.09% -0.02%
1993 5.11% 0.00%
1992 5.12% -0.11%
1991 5.23% -0.11%