New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.39%, a 0.99% decline from 2020.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.38%, a 1.09% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.29%, a 0.51% decline from 2018.
  • New Zealand youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 11.80%, a 1.16% 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%
New Zealand Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 11.39% -0.99%
2020 12.38% 1.09%
2019 11.29% -0.51%
2018 11.80% -1.16%
2017 12.96% -0.51%
2016 13.48% -0.38%
2015 13.86% -0.21%
2014 14.06% -1.19%
2013 15.25% -2.72%
2012 17.97% 0.47%
2011 17.50% 0.11%
2010 17.39% 0.71%
2009 16.68% 5.31%
2008 11.37% 1.30%
2007 10.08% 0.11%
2006 9.97% 0.19%
2005 9.79% 0.08%
2004 9.71% -0.83%
2003 10.54% -1.23%
2002 11.77% -0.33%
2001 12.10% -1.43%
2000 13.53% -0.65%
1999 14.18% -0.87%
1998 15.05% 1.40%
1997 13.66% 1.38%
1996 12.28% 0.00%
1995 12.28% -3.19%
1994 15.47% -2.43%
1993 17.90% -1.30%
1992 19.20% -0.16%
1991 19.36% -0.16%