Iceland 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.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.36%, a 3.47% increase from 2020.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.88%, a 1.41% increase from 2019.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.47%, a 2.58% increase from 2018.
  • Iceland youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.90%, a 1.67% 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%
Iceland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 13.36% 3.47%
2020 9.88% 1.41%
2019 8.47% 2.58%
2018 5.90% -1.67%
2017 7.57% 1.23%
2016 6.34% -2.25%
2015 8.58% -1.01%
2014 9.59% -0.86%
2013 10.45% -2.81%
2012 13.26% -0.95%
2011 14.20% -1.68%
2010 15.88% 0.43%
2009 15.45% 7.62%
2008 7.83% 1.24%
2007 6.60% -1.27%
2006 7.87% 0.80%
2005 7.07% -4.81%
2004 11.88% -0.52%
2003 12.40% 6.21%
2002 6.19% 1.33%
2001 4.86% 0.59%
2000 4.28% 0.06%
1999 4.21% -2.63%
1998 6.84% -1.07%
1997 7.91% -0.53%
1996 8.44% -3.37%
1995 11.81% 0.32%
1994 11.49% 1.58%
1993 9.91% 0.08%
1992 9.83% 4.93%
1991 4.90% 4.93%