Hong Kong 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.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.97%, a 0.54% decline from 2020.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.50%, a 6.96% increase from 2019.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.54%, a 0.24% decline from 2018.
  • Hong Kong youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.78%, a 0.2% increase 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%
Hong Kong Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 14.97% -0.54%
2020 15.50% 6.96%
2019 8.54% -0.24%
2018 8.78% 0.20%
2017 8.57% -1.19%
2016 9.76% -0.73%
2015 10.49% 1.23%
2014 9.26% -0.25%
2013 9.51% 0.22%
2012 9.30% -0.02%
2011 9.32% -2.87%
2010 12.19% -0.36%
2009 12.55% 3.99%
2008 8.56% -0.46%
2007 9.01% -1.42%
2006 10.43% -0.30%
2005 10.73% -1.40%
2004 12.13% -2.78%
2003 14.91% 0.03%
2002 14.88% 3.63%
2001 11.25% 0.15%
2000 11.10% -2.99%
1999 14.09% 3.61%
1998 10.49% 5.29%
1997 5.20% -1.45%
1996 6.66% -0.23%
1995 6.89% 2.54%
1994 4.35% -0.13%
1993 4.48% 0.18%
1992 4.30% 0.12%
1991 4.18% 0.12%