France 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.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 20.09%, a 0.09% decline from 2020.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.18%, a 0.67% increase from 2019.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.51%, a 1.24% decline from 2018.
  • France youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.75%, a 1.38% 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%
France Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 20.09% -0.09%
2020 20.18% 0.67%
2019 19.51% -1.24%
2018 20.75% -1.38%
2017 22.13% -2.31%
2016 24.44% -0.21%
2015 24.65% 0.48%
2014 24.17% 0.19%
2013 23.98% 0.43%
2012 23.55% 1.70%
2011 21.85% -0.59%
2010 22.44% -0.42%
2009 22.86% 4.64%
2008 18.22% -0.52%
2007 18.73% -2.49%
2006 21.22% 1.04%
2005 20.18% 0.50%
2004 19.68% 2.47%
2003 17.21% -1.67%
2002 18.88% 0.92%
2001 17.95% -2.57%
2000 20.52% -5.62%
1999 26.15% 0.18%
1998 25.97% -2.71%
1997 28.68% 1.35%
1996 27.32% 0.50%
1995 26.83% -1.61%
1994 28.44% 3.21%
1993 25.22% 3.80%
1992 21.42% 1.94%
1991 19.48% 1.94%