Australia 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.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.80%, a 3.47% decline from 2020.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.27%, a 2.44% increase from 2019.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.83%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.86%, a 0.78% 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%
Australia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 10.80% -3.47%
2020 14.27% 2.44%
2019 11.83% -0.03%
2018 11.86% -0.78%
2017 12.65% -0.01%
2016 12.66% -0.44%
2015 13.10% -0.17%
2014 13.27% 1.10%
2013 12.17% 0.52%
2012 11.65% 0.35%
2011 11.30% -0.18%
2010 11.48% 0.08%
2009 11.41% 2.65%
2008 8.76% -0.55%
2007 9.30% -0.68%
2006 9.98% -0.61%
2005 10.60% -0.75%
2004 11.35% -0.61%
2003 11.96% -0.85%
2002 12.80% -0.69%
2001 13.49% 1.38%
2000 12.11% -1.00%
1999 13.11% -1.34%
1998 14.45% -1.37%
1997 15.82% 0.18%
1996 15.64% 0.45%
1995 15.19% -1.68%
1994 16.87% -1.66%
1993 18.53% -0.74%
1992 19.27% 1.80%
1991 17.47% 1.80%