U.K. 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.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.23%, a 0.28% decline from 2020.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.51%, a 2.42% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.09%, a 0.14% decline from 2018.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.23%, a 0.8% 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%
U.K. Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 13.23% -0.28%
2020 13.51% 2.42%
2019 11.09% -0.14%
2018 11.23% -0.80%
2017 12.03% -0.91%
2016 12.94% -1.64%
2015 14.57% -2.31%
2014 16.88% -3.66%
2013 20.54% -0.53%
2012 21.07% -0.08%
2011 21.15% 1.43%
2010 19.72% 0.77%
2009 18.95% 4.07%
2008 14.88% 0.75%
2007 14.13% 0.35%
2006 13.78% 1.17%
2005 12.60% 1.98%
2004 10.62% -0.65%
2003 11.27% 0.42%
2002 10.85% 0.57%
2001 10.28% -1.69%
2000 11.96% -0.39%
1999 12.35% -0.04%
1998 12.38% -1.16%
1997 13.54% -1.38%
1996 14.92% -0.62%
1995 15.54% -0.79%
1994 16.34% -1.13%
1993 17.47% 1.81%
1992 15.66% 1.79%
1991 13.86% 1.79%