Egypt 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.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.25%, a 0.86% increase from 2020.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 23.39%, a 2.4% increase from 2019.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.99%, a 5.59% decline from 2018.
  • Egypt youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.58%, a 6.7% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Egypt Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 24.25% 0.86%
2020 23.39% 2.40%
2019 20.99% -5.59%
2018 26.58% -6.70%
2017 33.28% -0.88%
2016 34.16% -0.50%
2015 34.67% 2.39%
2014 32.28% -1.87%
2013 34.14% -0.27%
2012 34.41% 5.00%
2011 29.40% 4.87%
2010 24.54% -0.65%
2009 25.18% -0.32%
2008 25.51% 0.50%
2007 25.01% -5.46%
2006 30.47% -1.16%
2005 31.63% 3.28%
2004 28.35% -1.41%
2003 29.76% 3.49%
2002 26.27% -1.35%
2001 27.62% 2.63%
2000 24.99% 4.46%
1999 20.53% -2.90%
1998 23.43% -0.72%
1997 24.15% -1.59%
1996 25.74% -5.42%
1995 31.16% -0.02%
1994 31.18% 0.19%
1993 30.99% 5.60%
1992 25.39% -1.37%
1991 26.76% -1.37%