Japan 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.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.36%, a 0.28% decline from 2020.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.64%, a 0.74% increase from 2019.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.90%, a 0.32% increase from 2018.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.57%, a 1% 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%
Japan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 4.36% -0.28%
2020 4.64% 0.74%
2019 3.90% 0.32%
2018 3.57% -1.00%
2017 4.58% -0.51%
2016 5.09% -0.46%
2015 5.55% -0.78%
2014 6.33% -0.46%
2013 6.79% -1.43%
2012 8.22% -0.07%
2011 8.29% -1.13%
2010 9.42% 0.24%
2009 9.19% 1.90%
2008 7.29% -0.56%
2007 7.85% -0.42%
2006 8.26% -0.42%
2005 8.68% -0.85%
2004 9.53% -0.63%
2003 10.16% 0.11%
2002 10.05% 0.46%
2001 9.59% 0.39%
2000 9.20% 0.03%
1999 9.16% 1.47%
1998 7.70% 1.03%
1997 6.67% 0.02%
1996 6.65% 0.46%
1995 6.19% 0.60%
1994 5.59% 0.58%
1993 5.01% 0.50%
1992 4.52% 0.03%
1991 4.49% 0.03%