Mauritania 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.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 23.01%, a 0.33% increase from 2020.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 22.68%, a 1.34% increase from 2019.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 21.33%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 21.32%, a 0.08% 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%
Mauritania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 23.01% 0.33%
2020 22.68% 1.34%
2019 21.33% 0.01%
2018 21.32% 0.08%
2017 21.24% 1.28%
2016 19.96% 1.30%
2015 18.66% 1.22%
2014 17.44% 1.20%
2013 16.25% 1.17%
2012 15.08% 0.06%
2011 15.02% 0.05%
2010 14.96% 0.05%
2009 14.92% 0.07%
2008 14.85% 0.06%
2007 14.79% 0.23%
2006 14.55% -0.01%
2005 14.56% 0.04%
2004 14.52% 0.08%
2003 14.44% 0.02%
2002 14.42% 0.04%
2001 14.38% 0.03%
2000 14.35% 0.05%
1999 14.30% -0.03%
1998 14.33% -0.08%
1997 14.41% 0.07%
1996 14.34% 0.01%
1995 14.32% -0.14%
1994 14.46% 0.06%
1993 14.40% -0.06%
1992 14.46% -0.02%
1991 14.49% -0.02%