Malaysia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 11.70%, a 0.74% decline from 2021.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 12.44%, a 0.17% decline from 2020.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.61%, a 1.34% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.27%, a 0.47% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Malaysia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 11.70% -0.74%
2021 12.44% -0.17%
2020 12.61% 1.34%
2019 11.27% -0.47%
2018 11.74% 0.13%
2017 11.61% 0.51%
2016 11.10% -0.16%
2015 11.26% 1.29%
2014 9.97% -0.33%
2013 10.30% -0.17%
2012 10.46% 0.58%
2011 9.88% -1.43%
2010 11.31% -0.22%
2009 11.53% 0.92%
2008 10.61% -0.08%
2007 10.70% -0.14%
2006 10.83% -0.62%
2005 11.45% -0.03%
2004 11.48% -0.10%
2003 11.58% 0.40%
2002 11.17% -0.02%
2001 11.19% 1.53%
2000 9.67% -1.15%
1999 10.82% 1.06%
1998 9.76% 1.95%
1997 7.81% -0.09%
1996 7.90% -1.90%
1995 9.79% -1.35%
1994 11.14% -1.18%
1993 12.31% 1.43%
1992 10.88% 0.34%
1991 10.55% 0.34%