Canada 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.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.04%, a 6.23% decline from 2020.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.27%, a 9.22% increase from 2019.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.04%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.10%, a 0.49% 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%
Canada Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 14.04% -6.23%
2020 20.27% 9.22%
2019 11.04% -0.06%
2018 11.10% -0.49%
2017 11.60% -1.48%
2016 13.07% -0.09%
2015 13.16% -0.30%
2014 13.46% -0.27%
2013 13.73% -0.72%
2012 14.45% 0.17%
2011 14.27% -0.65%
2010 14.92% -0.40%
2009 15.32% 3.72%
2008 11.60% 0.40%
2007 11.20% -0.47%
2006 11.66% -0.76%
2005 12.42% -1.05%
2004 13.47% -0.16%
2003 13.63% 0.00%
2002 13.63% 0.75%
2001 12.88% 0.20%
2000 12.69% -1.37%
1999 14.06% -1.09%
1998 15.15% -1.11%
1997 16.27% 0.84%
1996 15.42% 0.57%
1995 14.85% -1.07%
1994 15.93% -1.28%
1993 17.21% -0.03%
1992 17.24% 1.38%
1991 15.86% 1.38%