China 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.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.35%, a 0.58% decline from 2020.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 11.93%, a 1.22% increase from 2019.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.71%, a 0.62% increase from 2018.
  • China youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.10%, a 0.32% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
China Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 11.35% -0.58%
2020 11.93% 1.22%
2019 10.71% 0.62%
2018 10.10% -0.32%
2017 10.41% -0.13%
2016 10.55% -0.13%
2015 10.68% 0.17%
2014 10.52% 0.19%
2013 10.33% 0.20%
2012 10.13% 0.18%
2011 9.95% 0.17%
2010 9.78% -0.31%
2009 10.09% 0.35%
2008 9.74% 0.56%
2007 9.18% -0.14%
2006 9.31% -0.17%
2005 9.49% 0.06%
2004 9.42% -0.21%
2003 9.63% 0.69%
2002 8.94% 0.92%
2001 8.03% 1.16%
2000 6.87% 0.07%
1999 6.80% 0.10%
1998 6.70% 0.12%
1997 6.59% 0.33%
1996 6.26% 0.34%
1995 5.92% 0.30%
1994 5.63% 0.50%
1993 5.13% 0.69%
1992 4.44% 0.07%
1991 4.37% 0.07%