Barbados 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.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 30.58%, a 1.15% increase from 2020.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 29.43%, a 3.9% increase from 2019.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.54%, a 1.5% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 24.04%, a 2% 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%
Barbados Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 30.58% 1.15%
2020 29.43% 3.90%
2019 25.54% 1.50%
2018 24.04% -2.00%
2017 26.04% -0.13%
2016 26.17% -2.56%
2015 28.73% -4.18%
2014 32.92% 3.81%
2013 29.10% 0.28%
2012 28.82% 1.89%
2011 26.93% 1.50%
2010 25.44% 1.65%
2009 23.79% 4.70%
2008 19.09% 1.67%
2007 17.42% -3.12%
2006 20.54% -0.65%
2005 21.19% -1.34%
2004 22.53% -3.35%
2003 25.88% 2.88%
2002 23.00% 0.06%
2001 22.93% 2.10%
2000 20.83% -1.61%
1999 22.44% -1.97%
1998 24.41% -5.73%
1997 30.15% 2.20%
1996 27.94% -9.90%
1995 37.84% -3.86%
1994 41.70% -1.65%
1993 43.35% 1.89%
1992 41.46% 0.77%
1991 40.69% 0.77%