Ireland 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.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 17.43%, a 2.07% increase from 2020.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.36%, a 2.8% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.56%, a 1.29% decline from 2018.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.85%, a 0.62% 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%
Ireland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 17.43% 2.07%
2020 15.36% 2.80%
2019 12.56% -1.29%
2018 13.85% -0.62%
2017 14.47% -2.41%
2016 16.88% -3.51%
2015 20.39% -3.18%
2014 23.57% -3.29%
2013 26.86% -4.02%
2012 30.88% 1.25%
2011 29.63% 1.40%
2010 28.23% 3.54%
2009 24.69% 11.10%
2008 13.59% 4.39%
2007 9.20% 0.94%
2006 8.27% 0.04%
2005 8.23% 0.22%
2004 8.01% 0.18%
2003 7.83% 0.35%
2002 7.49% 1.55%
2001 5.94% -0.39%
2000 6.33% -1.96%
1999 8.29% -2.79%
1998 11.08% -4.29%
1997 15.37% -2.18%
1996 17.55% -0.70%
1995 18.25% -3.95%
1994 22.20% -1.92%
1993 24.12% 2.08%
1992 22.04% -0.43%
1991 22.47% -0.43%