India 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.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 28.26%, a 3.36% increase from 2020.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 24.90%, a 2.16% increase from 2019.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.74%, a 0.31% decline from 2018.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 23.05%, a 0.47% increase 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%
India Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 28.26% 3.36%
2020 24.90% 2.16%
2019 22.74% -0.31%
2018 23.05% 0.47%
2017 22.58% 0.34%
2016 22.24% 0.50%
2015 21.74% 0.52%
2014 21.22% 0.54%
2013 20.68% 0.52%
2012 20.17% 0.51%
2011 19.66% 0.19%
2010 19.47% 0.53%
2009 18.94% 0.84%
2008 18.10% 0.05%
2007 18.05% 0.36%
2006 17.68% 0.37%
2005 17.31% 0.15%
2004 17.16% 0.14%
2003 17.02% 0.43%
2002 16.60% 0.03%
2001 16.57% 0.17%
2000 16.40% -0.28%
1999 16.69% 0.29%
1998 16.40% 0.24%
1997 16.15% -0.18%
1996 16.33% 0.08%
1995 16.25% 0.16%
1994 16.09% 0.20%
1993 15.89% 0.02%
1992 15.86% 0.40%
1991 15.47% 0.40%