Kuwait 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.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 25.48%, a 6.1% increase from 2020.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.37%, a 4.06% increase from 2019.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.31%, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.23%, a 0.04% 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%
Kuwait Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 25.48% 6.10%
2020 19.37% 4.06%
2019 15.31% 0.08%
2018 15.23% 0.04%
2017 15.19% 0.17%
2016 15.02% -1.09%
2015 16.11% 0.81%
2014 15.30% 1.51%
2013 13.79% 1.59%
2012 12.19% 1.60%
2011 10.59% 1.51%
2010 9.08% 1.66%
2009 7.41% -0.40%
2008 7.82% 1.12%
2007 6.70% 1.01%
2006 5.69% -0.91%
2005 6.60% -0.70%
2004 7.29% 1.79%
2003 5.50% 0.98%
2002 4.53% 1.21%
2001 3.32% -0.12%
2000 3.44% 0.46%
1999 2.98% -0.05%
1998 3.03% -0.03%
1997 3.06% -0.03%
1996 3.09% -0.04%
1995 3.14% 0.15%
1994 2.99% -0.32%
1993 3.31% 0.04%
1992 3.27% -0.13%
1991 3.39% -0.13%